Carry On carrying on

British producer Jonathan Sothcott has announced plans to revive the Carry On films.

The first film will be Carry on Doctors and will be written by Tim Dawson and Susan Nickson, the writers of BBC sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.

The original Carry On franchise is the most successful British comedy film series of all time with 31 films.

No word yet on cast or filming dates. Sothcott said the new film would be in the spirit of the original franchise: “‘Carry On’ is a national treasure: the most successful British comedy film series of all time. We are making a new entry in the series with love and care: it isn’t a remake or an attempt to reinvent the wheel.

“We won’t be trying to find new Sids or Kenneths — we’re looking to create a whole new ensemble of brilliant British comedic actors. No stunt casting. No big American stars. This will be British film at its best, as the truly remarkable heritage deserves.”

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