Trainspotting is getting an acid house TV spin-off

Louise McCreesh
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From Digital Spy

Just when we thought T2 may just be the last we'd see of Danny Boyle's Trainspotting franchise, the novel's original writer Irvine Welsh is bringing it back for a whole new series based on the acid house scene.

Welsh will co-write a new TV show about acid house and rave culture. The Leith-born writer has previously hinted at plans for a small-screen spin-off, but this is the first time such a project has officially been announced.

The series will be loosely based on the beginning of the careers of prominent British DJs Nicky Holloway, Paul Oakenfold and Danny Rampling and will be called 'Ibiza87'.

It will follow the trio's career, starting with their inspiring trip to Ibiza in 1987.

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"[The show] ties in with the 30-year anniversary of our trip to Ibiza and what followed thereafter; the birth of the dance music club and festival scene as we know it today," said Paul Oakenfield (via FACT).

"It's great to celebrate with this project as well as my world tour this year which is about just that, three generations of dance music."

Co-written by Dean Cavanagh, the series will also depict the 'Second Summer of Love' in 1988 and 1989, when acid house dominated much of dance music culture in the UK.

While we're thrilled to have a new series, don't lose hope for Trainspotting 3 to hit cinemas just yet either.

Ewen Bremner (Spud) recently told Digital Spy he thinks it could happen, just as long as it doesn't feel like they're "cashing on" on the series.

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