London’s Daily Mail reports that the full original cast of Absolutely Fabulous may return for another season.
Crack open the Bolly, darling – Absolutely Fabulous is coming back. Joanna Lumley has revealed she will be reunited with Jennifer Saunders, 52, in a revival of the hit television sitcom. The actress said she was in talks with Miss Saunders – who created the show – to bring back the champagne-guzzling, foul-mouthed, chain-smoking fashionistas for a comeback. And even though the characters Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone would by now probably be pensioners, Miss Lumley said: ‘Jen wrote to me and said, “Let’s talk through it. What do you think?” And I said, “Bring it on.” Because we’re all still here. ‘Mother’s still alive – the wonderful June Whitfield. Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks, the basic five Js. We’re all still alive and available – ish – to do it, and I think we just have to do it.’ The 64-year-old is currently starring on Broadway in the comedy La Bête. The final episode of the BBC show aired on Christmas Day in 2004 after seven successful years, from 1992 to 1996 and then from 2001 to 2004.
Jennifer Saunders, who has been undergoing breast cancer chemotherapy for the last year, declined to comment on the above story. Other sources say she is waiting until the deal actually gets inked.