Simon Bird hints at new Inbetweeners movie but rules out TV return

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Simon Bird has hinted he could reunite with his Inbetweeners co-stars for a third movie credit:Bang Showbiz
Simon Bird has hinted he could reunite with his Inbetweeners co-stars for a third movie credit:Bang Showbiz

Simon Bird has hinted he could reunite with his 'Inbetweeners' co-stars for a third movie, but they won't be back for a TV series as "parents".

The 37-year-old star has admitted "anything's possible" regarding the future of the franchise, after the TV series aired from 2008 to 2010 followed by two films, 'The Inbetweeners Movie' and 'The Inbetweeners 2', but he is reluctant to play an older version of his character Will McKenzie in a small screen return.

When asked if there was a chance of more 'Inbetweeners' but with the main characters playing "embarrassing parents", he told The Guardian newspaper: "It’s a hard no, I’m afraid.

"It just wouldn’t be the show people want or remember. Much better to leave it as a happy memory.

"Cut to us all doing a third film for Netflix next year … Anything’s possible."

Simon's comments come after James Buckley, who played Jay Cartwright in the E4 comedy, recently admitted "there's not enough money in the world" to convince him to play the character again.

Asked if he would be interested in a return one day, he said: "I don't want to go near it anymore ... not because I don't think I would have an amazing time doing it, because I know I would.

"I love the boys, I love the writers. Doing 'The Inbetweeners' was the best job in the world.

"All we did was muck around all day long and they filmed us doing it, and at the end of the day, we might have had an episode, or a TV, you know, or a film or something. It was the best job in the world.

"But it might - you know, as I'm getting older - it's looking like it might be the only thing that I do professionally that is universally loved. There's not enough money in the world for me to spoil that."

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