After months of speculation, confirmation arrives today that the cast of Absolutely Fabulous will reunite for three new episodes.
Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley will reprise their roles as Patsy and Edina in three new episodes of the sitcom expected to begin filming later this year. The BBC said it was “putting the finishing touches to the deal” and is expected to confirm it imminently. Lumley is reported to have told Hello! magazine that shooting will begin in the summer, but she said Saunders had not yet started on the script. “In late August I start filming on three episodes of Absolutely Fabulous, which we are all ecstatic about,” added Lumley. “Miss Saunders has been so busy writing Uptown Downstairs Abbey for Comic Relief and also Spice Girls: The Musical, I don’t think she’s started [the script].”
The last new episode of AbFab aired in 2005.