It’s almost official: Patsy and Edina will be bringing their boozy antics back to BBC 1, a spokesperson for the broadcaster confirms to TheWrap.
Actresses Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, who portrayed Patsy and Edina on the hit BBC series “Absolutely Fabulous” from 1992 to 1996, are in the final stages of striking a deal to reprise their roles. According to a BBC 1 rep, “We're putting the finishing touches to the deal to bring it back and as soon as we're in a position to confirm it we will.”
According to the Guardian, the pair will film three new episodes of “AbFab” later this year. The pair last assumed the roles on television for a “Comic Relief” special in 2005 on BBC 1.
More recently, Lumley had a recurring role on the BBC series “Mistresses” last year, while Saunders has a regular role on the BBC series “Clatterford.”
A pilot for an American adaptation of the series, starring Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Johnston, was filmed in 2009 but wasn’t picked up as a series.