Let’s be honest, Blackadder is one of the best comedy series, ever. So it’s no surprise that there’s almost constant speculation as to whether Rowan Atkinson might be persuaded to play the role once again.
Now, co-creator Richard Curtis has added fuel to that particular fire.
Curtis said he’d loved to see Atkinson return to the role – but this time as a grumpy old man rather than a younger upstart.
“The thing about Blackadder was, it was a young man’s show criticising older people, saying how stupid those in authority were,” he said in an interview.
“So I did once think, “If we ever did anything again, it should be Blackadder as a teacher in a university, about how much we hate young people.”’
Curtis did not say he was working on anything specific but said he’s keen to put Blackadder on stage again, saying: “I’m always hoping Rowan and I will do one last live show and bring on Blackadder for a ten-minute bit. Getting Rowan and Tony Robinson on stage together again would be gorgeous.”
The pair last appeared together on stage for a Prince’s Trust benefit in 2012 with Blackadder as a greedy banker.
The original four series aired from 1983 until 1989. Since then, there has been a Comic Relief skit, a Christmas Carol spoof and and Blackadder: Back & Forth which was shown at the Millennium Dome in 2000.