By JESSICA SATHERLEY
Elizabethan times: Blackadder series two, set in 1558, showing Miranda Richardson (right) as Queen Elizabeth alongside her co-stars
It might be 22 years after the hit show ended, but Rowan Atkinson has hinted that a fifth series of his classic sitcom Blackadder could be on the horizon.
While promoting his current spy spoof film Johnny English Reborn, he said yesterday: ‘It could be reprised in some form or other.
‘I think there is a possibility of a fifth series.’
The Regency period: Tony Robinson (left) as Baldrick and Atkinson (right) filming the third series Blackadder the Third, which was set in the late 18th century and early 19th
The 56-year-old, who played Edmund Blackadder, starred alongside Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Miranda Richardson and Tony Robinson in the historical BBC1 show and said he’d love to reunite with his former co-stars.
Cliffhanger: Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Tim McInnerny and Rowan Atkinson star in the fourth series Blackadder Goes Forth
Atkinson, who is more recently famed for his characters Mr Bean and Johnny English, told ITV’s Daybreak: ‘We’re all getting a bit old, sadly, to play the characters in the way we did so we’d have to shift it a bit to make it work.
‘They’ve all got slightly different attitudes and experiences to call upon now. It would be nice to get them all back together.’
Series one: Rowan Atkinson (right) in the first season of Blackadder alongside Tim McInnerny as Percy (left)
Atkinson added: ‘Generally speaking, Blackadder seemed to work best when there was a sort of claustrophobic world and a hierarchy.
‘So if you can think of any situations in which they are dominant – then I think there is a possibility of a fifth series.’
Blackadder was watched by millions worldwide and was voted best sitcom of all time by the British public in a 2004 poll.
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