Sean Bean has revealed that he’d be very interested in filming more episodes of Sharpe, the drama based on the exploits of a dishy British officer serving in the Napoleonic Wars.
The ITV drama, which was based on the novels of Bernard Cornwell was a big hit when it was aired between 1993 and 1997. The series returned in 2004 with Sharpe’s trip to India and the last episode (Sharpe’s Peril) was aired in 2008.
“I’d like to think [there will be more],” Bean told Zap2It. “But we have been through so many wars in that series, and perhaps the Battle of Waterloo was the last major battle in that time… But we did go to India, which was fun, and we may be doing another one where I look for my long-lost daughter.”
But the heart-throb who is currently starring in the popular Sky Atlantic series Game of Thrones admitted that he was unsure if there would be further episodes would be made.
“I think it’s just the expense of things, especially in England right now with the recession and people cutting back on things,” he said. “Sharpe is quite a big production, when you think of television… British television, anyway,” he added.
Added to that, with Game of Thrones signed up for a second series (and probably more following that) it’s difficult to see how Bean will find room in his busy schedule.