The Promised Land
The new 90-minute special is the thirteenth outing of the legendary sci-fi comedy. It reunites the original cast of Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) and sees the return of Holly (Norman Lovett) the much loved ship's computer. Written and directed by Doug Naylor, it was recorded in front of a live studio audience over two nights at the world famous Pinewood Studios.
Three million years ago... David Lister, a vending machine repairman, was sentenced to eighteen months in suspended animation for smuggling his pregnant cat aboard the mining ship Red Dwarf. While Lister remained in stasis, a radiation leak killed the rest of the crew. Safely sealed in the hold, the cats evolved into humanoid form. The cats now roam deep space in a fleet of their own...
The special sees the posse meet three cat clerics (Tom Bennett, Mandeep Dhillon and Lucy Pearman) who worship Lister as their God. Lister vows to help them as they're being hunted by Rodon, the ruthless feral cat leader (Ray Fearon) who has vowed to wipe out all cats who worship anyone but him.
- Thursday 9th April 2020
- 120 minutes
Cast & crew
|Tom Bennett||Brother Sol|
|Mandeep Dhillon||Sister Luna|
|Lucy Pearman||Sister Peanut|
|Alastair Roberts (as Al Roberts)||Count Ludo|
|Andrew Ellard||Script Editor|
|Richard Naylor||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Doug Naylor||Executive Producer|
|Christine Langan||Executive Producer|
|Pete Thornton||Executive Producer|
The trailer for the Red Dwarf special.