Unfortunately, we’ve all heard the endless rumors before. The last one was the idea of setting Blackadder in the swingin’ 60’s as a Dave Clark Five-type band with a drummer by the name of Bald Rick. The newest addition to the rumor mill making its way around the Internets has Blackadder in the German prisoner-of-war camp, Colditz Castle. This, however, may be a bit more of an idea than a rumor after an appearance by producer John Lloyd as he revealed on BBC Breakfast that he and star Rowan Atkinson had the idea of making either a new series of the show, or a feature film, based around the World War II setting.
“Rowan and I had this great idea, because we’re all getting a bit old now, of doing a ‘Dad’s Army’, that they are a platoon in Walmington-on-Sea, and they get kidnapped by a German submarine and taken to Colditz and they all have to escape.” While he did admit that all those involved in the program have their own projects to concentrate on so it may never advance beyond the idea stage but, he added that “Tony Robinson is probably very nearly 70 now and it would be just about the right age, and I think quite funny, don’t you?”
Ok, while it would be a bit difficult to ‘get the band back together’ from a scheduling standpoint, one of the primary hurdles of getting Hugh Laurie to carve out time has gotten a boost now that Dr. Gregory House has hung up his stethoscope. Even though his time and efforts have shifted to focus on his first love of blues music, I’m just sayin’ there could be a chance…