When the British TV comedy “The Inbetweeners” was first adapted to film in 2011, its stars didn’t expect that it would debut to record-breaking numbers. Its sequel, “The Inbetweeners 2,” premieres in the United Kingdom on Aug. 6, 2014. But despite its success, the stars said that this would be the last production. Read further to find out more about this news story.
From 2008 to 2010, “The Inbetweeners” was one of the more popular and highly acclaimed shows on British television. It starred James Buckley (as Jay Cartwright), Simon Bird (as Will McKenzie), Blake Harrison (as Neil Sutherland) and Joe Thomas (as Simon Cooper) as four friends, between the ages of 18 to 22, who had to deal with issues like sex, bullying and family problems in hilarious ways. The four subsequently did the movie version when the series ended, and as it became a hit in the United Kingdom, the actors signed on for the sequel.
“The Inbetweeners 2” started filming in December 2013 in Australia. The story for the second movie will follow Jay down under, as his friends visit him.
In an exclusive interview with Yahoo! TV UK, however, the actors expressed that this will be the final “Inbetweeners.”
“The boys don’t want to write any more. It’s not even just running out of ideas – you could come up with another idea but I can’t think of anything that would be as epic and as big as going to Australia. Especially for a British film,” said Buckley, who also said that doing more installments for “The Inbetweeners” would be a step backwards for the story, as it would suggest that the boys are never going to mature and grow older.
Although the stars admitted it would be sad to end their characters’ misadventures, being young forever would basically run its course. The actors also mixed the idea of a 10-year reunion down the line, saying that this would no longer be about “In betweeners.”
Deadline notes that “The Inbetweeners 2” may have a good run at the box office in the United Kingdom in its opening. It also has strong potential when it premieres in Australia. The movie does not have a U.S. release date yet, as the first installment didn’t do well in American theaters. In 2012, MTV adapted a U.S. version for “The Inbetweeners,” which didn’t progress after the first season.
And that’s the scoop on “The Inbetweeners,” with the second and last film premiering in the United Kingdom on Aug. 6, 2014. Check out the trailer below. For more entertainment news, check Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly.
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