Sweeties, darlings…light up, crack open the champagne and put on your best inappropriate clothing, the “Absolutely Fabulous” reunion is on. After far too long a dry spell (2004-2011), Eddy and Patsy are ready to expose life in their golden years—never mind that Jennifer Saunders swore she’d never play Edina again. Apparently she’s just as addicted to bad behavior as we are, because it was her idea to reprise the debauchery. Joanna Lumley (Patsy) informed the media that filming is expected to start late summer and that “…we fast-forwarded to where they’re very old and nearly dead and practically plugged into vodka machines, it doesn’t matter how beyond [the original series] we do it.” Lumley also confirmed that Julia Sawalha (Saffy), Jane Horrocks (Bubble) and June Whitfield (Mrs. Monsoon) are all still available, so she felt, “We just have to do it.”
Here’s a little montage to whet your appetites:
The BBC has confirmed they’re putting the finishing touches on an at least three-episode deal, so unpack your things and sit.