Shane Meadows Says He Wants To Make This Is England '00
Meadows was speaking to Andrew Shim - who has played Milky in various other iterations of the show - on his podcast Shimmy Corona Diaries Ch.2 on YouTube when he revealed that the series could be set for a jump into the current millennium for the next outing.
For those who've been counting, we've had a film edition as well as three TV series set in 1986, 1988 and 1990.
By that logic you might think that 1992 would be the logical choice, but that's not the case for Meadows.
He told Shim: "I don't know when but I've got This Is England '00 in my head, the millennium one,
"Because I sort of thought it would be nice, because when did we shoot the last one? Was it 2015, 2016?"
It was 2015, and it was a huge success.
Around that time, Meadows also gave an interview in which he said he'd be up for getting the old gang back together.
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He told NME: "It's a hard thing to shut off," Meadows said. "The only reason we would never come back again is if a story didn't arise that was worthy or needed telling."
But, back with the interview with Shim, he continued: "You're obviously five years away and I don't massively want to copy the film ideas, but if I went back, I'd love to do a millennium one."
Meadows most recently worked on The Virtues, a three-part ITV series starring Stephen Graham, which was based upon his own experiences with abuse suffered as a child.
The original film started everything off in 1983 by introducing a gang of young skinheads living in England who eventually become embroiled in the far right, particularly the white supremacist culture that was prevalent in certain parts of the country at that time.
As well as Shim and Graham, the original film features Thomas Turgoose, Joseph Gilgun, Rosamund Harris and Vicky McClure.
After that, the cast widened at various intervals to include other stars such as Jack O'Connell, Joe Dempsie, Michael Socha and Johnny Harris.
A jump that far forward in time could present a problem for the cast, however. Obviously, advancing 10 years in the show might prove tricky, given the actors' ages while only five years have passed in the real world.
But hey, they digitally de-aged Robert De Niro and Al Pacino for The Irishman, so anything is possible.
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