Asked in an interview about the potential for more episodes of the hit sitcom, the star said: "It's certainly not impossible."
There have been multiple rumours in the past that the history-jumping comedy might return one day, however this is the first time in recent years the star himself has spoken on the subject.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Atkinson said: "I don't actually like the process of making anything - with the possible exception of Blackadder, because the responsibility for making that series funny was on many shoulders, not just mine."
Asked if the show might return, he clarified: "It's certainly not impossible. That's about as optimistic as I can be, and I'd rather not speculate on when it could be set."
He added: "Blackadder represented the creative energy we all had in the 80s. To try to replicate that 30 years on wouldn't be easy."
Tony Robinson, who plays Baldrick, has previously said: "There are a host of other periods in history which could be turned into a six-part Blackadder series. We'd have to get the old group back together again. I know everyone is busy doing wonderful things, but we all have fond memories so I'm sure we would work it out."
It has previously been suggested that the character might be a university lecturer, should a fifth series be made. Speaking in a newspaper interview a few years ago, co-writer Richard Curtis said: "The thing about Blackadder was, it was a young man's show criticising older people, saying how stupid those in authority were. So I did once think, 'If we ever did anything again, it should be Blackadder as a teacher in a university, about how much we hate young people'."
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