Creator of legendary ITV comedy teases epic revival five years after its axe | The Sun
DERREN Litten, creator of the legendary series Benidorm has teased an epic revival of the ITV comedy.
This comes five years after the show was axed from the screens.
From the moment it first aired in 2006, Benidorm became a firm favourite among ITV viewers, allowing them a brief escape to sunny Spain.
Produced by Tiger Aspect, Benidorm went from strength to strength, winning several NTAs and bagging a BAFTA nomination. However, the show was eventually cancelled by ITV and aired its final episode in 2018.
When the TV ended, Derren went on to helm the theatre show Benidorm Live from 2019 to 2018, before moving on to a new sitcom, Scarborough, which aired on the BBC.
Derren’s new comedy, which starred himself alongside Catherine Tyldesley and Jason Manford, only lasted one season.
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He hasn’t written anything else since, and his fans, who still haven’t let go of Benidorm, are hoping he’s planning a return to the Solana Resort.
After streaming old episodes of Benidorm on ITVX, one fan took to X, formerly Twitter, to put out a call for more episodes.
“Would be great to see new episodes,” they said, before adding: “Derren Litten surely living in Benners you have plenty of stories you could pen.”
Derren was quick the respond to the fans comments, revealing that Benidorm could definitely return to screens.
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He said: “I don’t live in Benidorm but I live fairly close by,” before teasing: “I have more stories for another 74 episodes; if ITV wants them, they know where I am!”
Benidorm fans were quick to respond to his statement in the comments below.
One said; “Please, please, please do more.”
A second added: “Someone better give the people what they want,” tagging both ITV and Netflix in their post.
Meanwhile, a third fan suggested a possible name for the series, hailing it as “Benidorm: The Next Generation.”
During its 13 years on screen, Benidorm has been home to plenty of popular stars.
Some of its famous alums include Killing Eve’s Steve Pemberton, who held a main role in the show for over half of its run, and Sheridan Smith, the star of the upcoming survival thriller The Castaways.
In later years, Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham and EastEnders favourite Danny Walters also had main roles in the comedy series.
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