Critically acclaimed by some (yesterday it was named âBest Dramaâ at the South Bank Awards) and accused of being overhyped by others (i.e. me), the Channel 4 drama sees the return of Lol, Woody and the gang, and will begin filming in the spring.
The gritty, Midlands-based drama began with a Film4 movie and was followed up last year with a Channel 4 four part drama series.
Speaking at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards, Meadows said: “I’ve never done a follow-up to something I’ve made as a film but there was something about This Is England, meeting Thomas Turgoose [who plays Shaun] and the whole cast. We got as close as I have ever got to a family in this film.”
Channel 4 head of drama Camilla Campbell also revealed that there will be plans for a follow up set in 1990, saying that the â88 special will leave âthe way clear for a new series of This Is England ’90 which is currently in development.”
This Is England ’88 is scheduled to air around Christmas.