Red Dwarf returns to Earth

The popular British comedy will return with a brand-new two-part special this Easter.

The new series, which has been commissioned by British digital channel Dave, will reunite the original Red Dwarf crew 21 years after the sci-fi show first took off on the BBC.

Red Dwarf: Back to Earth will kick-start a special Easter weekend, dedicated to the comedy, in which Dave - played by Craig Charles--will finally fulfill his life-long ambition and touch down on his home planet. Charles will be joined by Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn reprising their roles as Rimmer, The Cat and the android Kryten respectively.

The show, written and directed by co-creator Doug Naylor, will be followed by Red Dwarf: Unplugged, an episode giving viewers the chance to see the cast "as they've never seen them before." The episode will be shot entirely without sets, special effects or autocue.

The thought of such an unconventional set-up seems to be cause for concern for the show's starts, with Llewellyn saying recently via Twitter: "I think it's safe to say we are all bricking it regarding the no holds barred [episode]. Should be fun though."

Concluding the channel's weekend of specials will be Red Dwarf: the Making of Back to Earth, which will give a behind-the-scenes look at the new production.

The show, set on a mining ship in space, first aired on BBC2 in 1988. It lasted for 52 episodes over eleven years winning an international Emmy for its sixth series.

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Apr 7, 2009 10:30PM EDT

YESSSSS!!!! I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR 10 YEARS. IM SO EXCITED!!! They need to bring the show back all together!

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