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More than 25 years after Danny Boyle's Trainspotting was unleashed on the world, Begbie is coming back for a six-part series based on Irvine Welsh's novel The Blade Artist.
Following Trainspotting and Porno, Welsh's The Blade Artist revisits Begbie, now known as Jim Francis, as a reformed expat living in California.
When Begbie returns to Scotland for the funeral of his murdered son, he's forced to confront his past and soon discovers that you can take the boy out of Edinburgh, but you can't take Edinburgh out of the boy.
Opening up about returning to the iconic role, Carlyle said: "The prospect of working with Irvine and bringing Francis Begbie to life once more is an absolute gift."
Welsh, who will work on the series alongside Marcella producers Buccaneer, sounds equally thrilled. "Begbie is Begbie and Robert is the long-term friend and collaborator who inspirationally brought the character to life with his incendiary portrayal," the author said.
"To say I'm excited at us reuniting creatively on this project is obviously something of an understatement."
The new series won't come as a total surprise to fans of Welsh and the original movie, with the writer previously expressing his desire to make a "90-minute film" all about Begbie going "nuts". We've been warned.
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