Fox Searchlight On The Way To Bring Back ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ !?
EXCLUSIVE: Fox Searchlight is in talks to board the feature adaptation of classic comedy Brit TV series Absolutely Fabulous as a co-producer and co-financier with the BBC. Fox also will handle worldwide distribution on the project, which will reunite Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley in their iconic roles as Edina and Patsy. Set in the worlds of fashion and PR, the original TV series debuted in 1992 to immediate acclaim and high ratings, going on to run for a total of six seasons, spread out over two decades.
All of the original main cast is confirmed, including Julia Sawalha as Saffronm the scene-stealing daughter of Edina — and the studious, prim and proper yin to her mother’s smoking, drinking, endlessly irresponsible yang. The project is also expected to include plenty of star cameos.
Production is set to commence October 12 in London. Mandie Fletcher — who helmed a number of the original TV episodes — will direct, with Jon Plowman and Damian Jones producing. Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French and Maureen Vincent are exec producing.