Inbetweeners writer rubbishes sequel rumours
Iain Morris, co-writer of The Inbetweeners TV series and movie, has denied claims that plans for a sequel to the movie are already in place.
Morris was responding to claims in The Mirror today that plans to produce a sequel were underway. The paper claimed that the writers had originally intended to draw a line under the series after the first film, but were convinced to change their minds after it proved to be a massive success at the box office.
The red-top quoted one of their ubiquitous ‘insiders’ who said: “Initially we said the characters and themes had reached a natural conclusion. But the success has been too big to ignore and it makes perfect sense to give the fans what they want.
“It would be much more viable than making an extra series because the characters have moved on, so that’s what they were doing.
The source added that the second film would revolve around Neil’s stag party and wedding, four years after the conclusion of the original film, which centred on the lads’ trip to Greece for a holiday after their A-Level exams.
Morris refuted such claims, however, taking to Twitter to say: “First I’ve heard of it. Maybe The Mirror are writing it?”
He added: “Honestly, we haven’t even talked about it. It’s our first day in today. I’ve been drunk for a month… Not sure who the ‘insider’ is.”
Actor Blake Harrison, who plays dopey but lovable Neil in the film and TV series, also tweeted: “I know nothing about a 2nd Inbetweeners film. I wouldn’t believe everything you read… except Star Wars novels… they really happened.”
Morris then cheekily responded to Harrison, saying: “You’re not in it. we’ve filmed it. An ‘insider’ from ‘the studio’ told me.”
Despite the success of the movie and the massive popularity of the original series, the comments from both Morris and Harrison would suggest that, for now at least, a sequel seems unlikely.
Furthermore, in an interview last month, Morris’ co-writer Damon Beesley said: “The Inbetweeners itself has always been about a time in your life between when you’re a school kid and before you go to university.
“Unless you squeezed a lot into that three months of their lives before they went to university there isn’t really a lot of scope to continue that so it does feel, very sadly, like this is the end of The Inbetweeners.”