We can’t write a news story about a TV show getting a second series without looking up that restaurant scene on YouTube, so imagine our delight when we heard that the long-discussed Alan Partridge Movie could be with us by next year.
“It’s just about all come together now, so that’ll be shot later in the year,” Iannucci told Empire magazine, confirming that he’s taking an executive producer credit, yet he hasn’t confirmed the name of the film yet.
“At the moment it’s ‘The Alan Partridge Movie’ but that’s just a working title. The script is written but we’re always rewriting, rewriting and rewriting.”
Apparently Irish director Declan Lowney – who helmed the first two series of Father Ted – will be behind the camera for the project, which we can expect on our screens next year.
Iannucci, who’s American political comedy Veep will be coming to Sky Atlantic in June, also revealed that he has another mysterious comedy in the works.. “We’ve written it,” he confirmed, “but it’s a slapstick movie, it’s not political, it’s not satire.”