'The Bill' fans excited amid rumours police drama is set for two reboots

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'The Bill' aired from 1983 until 2010. (Credit: UKTV/ITV)
The Bill could be making a comeback. (UKTV/ITV)

The Bill fans could barely contain their excitement amid rumours that the show is being rebooted with some of the old cast members.

The primetime cop drama wrapped in 2010 after 17 years.

But it has now been reported that two reboots could be on their way.

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Last year it was reported that a potential revival was in the early stages of development, with stars Graham Cole (PC Tony Stamp), Trudie Goodwin (Sgt June Ackland), and Mark Wingett (DC Jim Carver) likely to be on board.

And now The Sun says UKTV is developing a new version of the series, quoting a source as saying it could "attract a whole new generation to the show”.

Eric Richard as 'Sergeant Bob Cryer' and Trudie Goodwin as 'Sergeant June Ackland' in British police procedural television series 'The Bill', UK, 8th October 1984. (Photo by Massey/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Trudie Goodwin (with co-star Eric Richard) is thought to be part of a reboot. (Massey/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

While there is no official word so far, fans of the police procedural are crossing their fingers.

"Please let this be true!" one person posted on Twitter.

They also asked The Bill star Cole: "Have you heard anything? It'd be absolutely amazing for some good drama like #thebill to return to our screens!!"

"I so hope this is true," said another.

Cast of ITV television show The Bill on December 22, 1988. Back: Mark Powley, Larry Dann, Colin Blumenau, Mark Wingett, Jon Iles, Christopher Ellison and Tony Scannell. Front: Roger Leach, Jeff Stewart, Kelly Lawrence, Eric Richard, Kevin Lloyd, Barbara Thorn and Trudie Goodwin. (Photo by Douglas Doig/Express/Getty Images)
The cast of the police drama in 1988. (Douglas Doig/Express/Getty Images)

"I loved The Bill, it was iconic and I was gutted when it was axed, so the show back with lots of drama and modern twists, turns and complex, unpredictable, fun characters would be amazing!"

"Ooo a spin off of #thebill is coming back… hope it’s the same #themetune," said another.

"Always meant bed time when I was a kid #lovedit."

Someone else tweeted: "Yes!! Loved loved loved this back in the day."

However, one predicted: "It won’t be as good as the original!"

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The Bill started in 1983 and aired 2,425 episodes over the course of 26 series.

Stars of The Bill (L-R) Graham Cole, Chris Ellison and Simon Rouse, at this afternoon's (Tuesday) launch of the new spring/summer ITV scheduleb. Ellison will also be starring in Ellington, a series about a talented, hard-headed sports promoter.   (Photo by Fiona Hanson - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Graham Cole, Chris Ellison and Simon Rouse starred in the show. (Fiona Hanson - PA Images via Getty Images)

In 2010, ITV announced that it was being cancelled, saying in a statement that it had been "one of the great institutions of television drama" but that "times change, and so do the tastes of our audience".

Yahoo has contacted ITV and UKTV for comment.

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