Joe Thomas is not sure about the idea of an ‘Inbetweeners’ reunion.
This is not inexpected as all the cast feel 1. They are too old. 2. The writing will not be as good. 3. They don’t want to ruin the legacy if it flops.
The 39-year-old actor shot to fame by playing sixth former Simon Cooper in the E4 coming-of-age sitcom alongside Simon Bird, Blake Harrison and James Buckey but is not sure whether a new series would be on the cards even though there are “obvious” plotlines.
He said: “I don’t know, there are obvious things. such as a wedding or a reunion but it has to be the right idea. Obviously, I love those guys and loved doing that show so would always work with them on anything, even if I was 80. It was the start of my career; the writers, lain Morris and Damon Beesley, really mentored us and I’ve got a huge amount of gratitude for that. I miss them a bit. Iain is in the States now and I haven’t seen Damon for a while, while the other three guys I see occasionally.
The Inbetweeners star James Buckley has tried to explain what went wrong with the show’s reunion special, calling it a “disaster”.
Meanwhile, Joe – who also appeared as Simon in the two feature-length adaptations of the series – is now starring in the extraterrestrial comedy film ‘We Are Not Alone’ on Dave and described the project of a “mashup” between ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘Shaun of the Dead.’
“It reminds me of Hot Fuzz or Shaun Of The Dead, that kind of mash-up. There’s a level of bureaucratic incompetence to the invasion, like the aliens can’t get their guns to plug in properly. It reminds me of a picture book I read when I was a kid called Dr Xargle’s Book Of Earthlets. It was like, ‘Why do they take this animal around on a rope and then clean up its poo for no reason? Do they work for the animal?’ Human behaviour would appear quite irrational to an enlightened alien. ”
‘We Are Not Alone’ airs on Monday 28 November on Dave.
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