According to THE source for all things Red Dwarf, the long-awaited new episodes that comprised RDXI and RD XII are headed to Dave with the first six episodes beginning in September. As the self-proclaimed ‘home for witty banter’, where else can it go?
Filming of the forthcoming 12 episodes that make up the two new series took place from October 2015 to early March 2016 at Pinewood Studios (after an entire lifetime at Shepperton) with all the boys coming back on board including Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn and Danny John-Jules as Lister, Rimmer, Kryten and Cat, respectively.
Early on, when not much was known about the plotlines for RDXI, Danny John-Jules, who plays Cat, told Digital Spy that Series XI will go back to its early series roots. He said: “It’s going back to the old school, the four guys and loads of banter. That’s what we want.” Then, Chris Barrie was quoted as saying that it will include an episode that involves four Krytens, hinting that all the cast could become robots. Now, comes the official bits and bobs about what we can expect from the first set of six episodes that set to begin in September on Dave.
If you’re like me and simply can’t wait for September, here are a few killer production stills from RDXI that show the revamped Starbug below and much more.
Red Dwarf XI will find its way to Dave in September with, hopefully, a public television broadcast not too far behind.