After months of speculation, today it was confirmed that a sequel to The Inbetweeners Movie is in the works and will screen next August.
The first film – in which hapless school-leavers Jay, Neil, Simon and Will (played by James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas and Simon Bird respectively) went hunting for sex in an ill-fated lads’ holiday to Malia – was the most successful British comedy film ever, earning nearly £60m at the box office.
Now the foursome will return with some tipping their next holiday destination to be Australia. There are no plot details confirmed yet, but the movie was announced in a Facebook message last night.
“Dearest Facebook fwends – Beebedy beep beep – time for an Inbetweeners sequel update. As promised, you are now the first to know ‘officially’ that there’s a new Inbetweeners movie coming your way next Summer. We can’t tell you anything else right at this minute other than that Jay, Will, Simon and Neil are back and it’s DEFINITELY happening.”
Creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley also commented, “We couldn’t be more excited to be making another Inbetweeners movie with Simon, Joe, James and Blake. Frankly it’s pathetic how much we’ve all missed each other. A new chapter in the lives of the Inbetweeners feels like the very least we can do to thank the fans for their phenomenal response to the first movie.”
The movie will start shooting later this year.