The first trailer for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie has been released – and fans are beside themselves!

Show creator and writer Jennifer Saunders reprises her role as champagne-swilling Edina ‘Eddy’ Monsoon while Joanna Lumley returns as her best pal Patsy Stone.

The 55-second promo opens with a voice-over setting the scene: “Straight up, on the rocks and always with a twist. When you must have the best, be sure to choose something cool, something refreshing, something… absolutely fabulous.”

Patsy and Eddy are depicted enjoying the high life: the ladies blast on to screens in a speedboat, drinking cocktails while two unidentified gentleman in red briefs lounge around taking in the sun rays.

The action moves on to show our favourite fashionistas in a red 4×4, before they’re seen clinking glasses on the Riviera.

Not much plot is given away, but the scene is set for more funny adventures with the self-absorbed duo.

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders return for Absolutely Fabulous: The MovieJoanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders return for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (Fox)

As the trailer hit the internet, fans on Twitter responded with glee.

Absolutely Fabulous started life as a sketch on the French And Saunders show before becoming a series in its own right in 1992.

The adventures of two women growing old disgracefully captured the imagination and the BBC series even became a cult hit in the US.

The original BBC run ended in 2002, but the show made three special returns to mark the 20th anniversary.

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders starring in Absolutely Fabulous in 2001Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders starring in Absolutely Fabulous in 2001 (BBC)

Rumours of a big-screen adaptation continued to mount until Jennifer confirmed she was writing the movie.

In the film, Patsy and Eddy are blamed for a major incident at a fashionable launch party and find themselves pursued by paparazzi.

The two decide to flee to the French Riviera – and despite being penniless, they come up with a plan to make a new life for themselves among the super rich.

Julia Sawalha is back as Eddy’s daughter Saffy and June Whitfield returns as Eddy’s mum. Jane Horrocks also revives her role as Bubbles.

The star-studded cast includes appearances from Kim Kardashian West, Harry Styles, Kathy Burke, Emma Bunton, Kate Moss, Rebel Wilson and Cara Delevingne.