Post by Charles Bronson on Jan 20, 2021 20:31:35 GMT
For the past five minutes, I've been looking for the relevant section to post in regarding the new series of Life On Mars. Anyway this seems to be the best section I can find.
Whist doing a few things on my laptop I noticed a story from the Daily Mirror regarding Dean Andrews asking or begging the Emmerdale producers to give him a break from the show, so he can join the other cast members of L.O.M. for the new series. So it must be practically a certainty now, barring catastrophe that there will be another series. I have to say that I do catch a few minutes of Emmerdale now and then when the wife watches it, and Dean is VERY good in the show.
Anyway Gene, I'm sure you must have a better idea of how things are going than me, regarding the forthcoming series, but things sound very good at the moment.
My understanding of it is that most of the cast have agreed to do it. Certainly Phil & John but also Dean has been very vocal in support. As far as I know there have been meetings with writers Pharoah and Graham and things are moving in the right direction. Certainly, the script IS being written. Probably things have been slowed by the pandemic but to the best of my knowledge, this is definitely going ahead. Montserrat Lombard (Shaz Grainger) has also been involved in the live events on Twitter. The only notable exception so far has been Marshall Lancaster who now runs his own plastering firm. I'm sure he would jump at the chance to play Chris again.
I'll keep me minces open and if any new info crops up I'll post here.
Thanks for the post Gene, the Guardian article from the link makes interesting reading:
In a Twitter webchat to accompany an online watch-along for the show’s first two series, its co-creator Matthew Graham said: “We would never make another Mars unless we really had something to say and could push the envelope all over again. Finally, we have something.”
Seemingly confirming Glenister’s return, he added: “There are bad things and there are monsters. These things are real. But to get to you they have to get through the Guv [Gene Hunt]. And the Guv is putting his driving gloves on.”
Graham said the final series would be set in Manchester and London, “set partially in the 70s, partially in the 80s and mostly in an alternate now”.
He hopes that as many of its previous cast as possible will return, namechecking DC Annie Cartwright (Liz White) and DCI Derek Litton (Lee Ross). “When you wonder who will be coming back for The Final Chapter – think Avengers Assemble,” he said. Comprising four or five episodes, Graham also mentioned a possible show-within-a-show format, featuring a programme called Tyler: Murder Division.
A show within a show? Intriguing!
I'm going to say this once and once only Gene: Stay out of Camberwick Green!