Get ready, as there could well be some very exciting Miranda news on the horizon.
The actress Miranda Hart, who plays the lead in the sitcom, has suggested during an interview with BBC Radio 4 Extra that a new series of the BBC show is not out of
the question at all, admitting that “you could do it”.
show ended in 2015 – with a Christmas special – Miranda’s character (Miranda) had just got married to Gary,
after a long, up-and-down relationship that went on through the entire three
series of the show.
Of making another series, she said, “I think you could do married life as a sitcom, with Miranda and Gary and see how they’re getting on.”
But, before you get too excited, there’s some sad news for Miranda fans too. The actress herself has also just confirmed that there most definitely WON’T be a follow-up big screen adaption of the hilarious BBC sitcom.
During the interview, she admitted that she thought the show just wouldn’t work in film format, despite the
fact that she has had discussions with BBC Films about doing it.
She said, “I considered it and
worked towards writing a script. Then I kept thinking, these films never
The Call the Midwife star continued to say that the format of the show wouldn’t work on the big screen, admitting “The transition from a studio sitcom to a film never works – The Inbetweeners is a perfect example of it working brilliantly, because it was filmic anyway,”
“But what are [the characters] doing on location? And we’re not hearing laughs [from the audience], so it’s such a different thing.
The actress also revealed that one of her comedic heroes, Dad’s Army writer Jimmy Perry, who died last year, was one of the final deciding factors in abandoning ideas of a Miranda film.
She said, “I read that Jimmy Perry randomly wrote this article talking about that transition from studio sitcoms to films and he said ‘I hope Miranda doesn’t do it because what she’s written is a studio sitcom and that’s what it should be’.
“And I thought, well he knows, so I’m going to honour that.
“So he inadvertently told me not to do the film. And then I wrote what was the film script for the finales… [where] they split up and then got back together and the beautiful galloping along the beach on a horse. It would have been a good movie story, but I’ve done it.”
Despite the sad admission, we’re keeping our fingers crossed for a new series anyway!