Inbetweeners Stars Reunite With Creator For New Film Set At UK Festivals
Although it doesn't look like we're going to be graced with a new Inbetweeners season or movie any time soon - if ever.
Well, here's the good news, LADs: Joe Thomas (better known as Simon from the original show) is set to star in a new film called The Festival. He plays Nick, with the film following his adventures at - yes, you guessed it - a festival in the UK. Watch the trailer below:
Alongside a bunch of friends from university, including Thomas' IRL and on-screen girlfriend Hannah Tointon (who played Tara, Simon's brief non-Carly crush in The Inbetweeners), Nick will actually head to a number of festivals in the film as part of a post-graduation celebration.
The film is currently in post-production and actually uses footage recorded during last year's Leeds Festival, where Thomas - who, despite playing a just-graduated student, is actually 34 - appears onstage.
Crowd scenes were apparently filmed during Two Door Cinema Club's main stage set.
Besides Thomas and Tointon, the only other Inbetweeners almunus joining this partial reunion is series creator Ian Morris, who is also behind this project.
"I'm delighted to be making this film with my Inbetweeners partners Film4 and Entertainment," he said, speaking about the film.
"Going to a music festival is a quintessential British rite of passage just like a lads' holiday or backpacking, so it seemed like a natural fit for me to try and find the humour and fun in festivals."
While fans may wish Thomas was joined by his fellow cast members from the beloved sitcom - specifically Simon Bird (Will), James Buckley (Jay) and Blake Harrison (Neil) were involved, Morris' track record for capturing and exaggerating the folly of youth means we have high hopes for what The Festival has in store.
After all, we've all been stuck in the mud in the middle of a field in the rain watching a band with terrible sound and a thousand annoying flags obscuring our view of the one band we actually care about.
While it seems the original cast will never reunite for another Inbetweeners anything - at least perhaps not until it's retirement party time - there are plans in the works for a reboot. Which could be a really terrible idea. Hope they don't fuck it up.