The classic BBC comedy ended its run in 1989.
Sir Tony Robinson has said he thinks a new series of classic BBC comedy ‘Blackadder’ is on the cards, but only if they can meant the price of Hugh Laurie. Laurie was one of the stars of the British sitcom in the 1980's but he has since gone on to find success across the pond in Fox drama ‘House', raising his price tag.
Hugh Laurie and Rowan Atkinson in ‘Blackadder’ series three.
Speaking to The Sun, 69 year old Robinson said, “I do think a new series of 'Blackadder' is on the cards. I have spoken to virtually all the cast about this now. The only problem is Hugh’s fee. He’s a huge star now – or so he’d like to think.”
According to the newspaper Laurie is believed to have been paid £250,000 per episode for 'House' which ran from 2004 to 2012. Before Laurie found international success on ‘House’ he was best known as a comedian in the UK and frequently teamed with Stephen Fry.
‘Blackadder’ ran for four series on the BBC, beginning in 1983 and ending with ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ in 1989. In 1999 it return for a one off special episode 'Blackadder: Back & Forth' in celebration of the Millennium.
Robinson added that if the series does return it will be hard for them to top the original episodes. “Expectations for a new series will be high because people not only remember the original; they remember who they were when it was on,” he added. “It’s a big danger.”
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