Red Dwarf fans – your wait is over. After four long years, the show is returning – this time to Channel Dave – and you will be getting a lot more of it than you previously thought. Following on from eleventh series Red Dwarf XI – which will air on September – 2017 will play host to Red Dwarf XII. In the meantime, below is the first official cast photo (featuring leads Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn), and the synopsis for the latest series:
“The show’s six episode run sees two of the Dwarfers’ dreams come true: Rimmer accidentally saves the life of a Space Corps Captain and is promoted to Officer, while Cat takes time off from being in love with himself to fall in love with a female Cat with a secret. Meantime, Lister wakes up to discover a deranged droid has stolen some of his body parts and Kryten has a mid-life crisis and considers leaving the Dwarfers for a younger crew. The posse also find themselves in an alternative America where modern technology is outlawed, making both Kryten and Rimmer illegal.
“Red Dwarf XI, the eleventh series of the legendary sci-fi comedy, reunites the original cast of Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) along with a host of guest stars for a brand new series recorded in front of a live studio audience at Pinewood Studios. The series is written and directed by Red Dwarf co-creator, Doug Naylor, and produced by Richard Naylor and Kerry Waddell for Baby Cow Productions & Grant Naylor Productions.
“With big laughs and dazzling effects, Red Dwarf XI recaptures the show’s golden age.”
Red Dwarf XI will air on Channel Dave in September 2016, and Red Dwarf XII sometime in 2017. For all the latest TV news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.