Jennifer Saunders, creator of BAFTA and International Emmy award winning comedy Absolutely Fabulous, has confirmed that plans for Edina Monsoon and company to hit the big screen are well underway.
Speaking to New York magazine, Saunders said:
“Yes, I’m definitely going to do it…I’m aiming to shoot this in a beautiful part of the Riviera. I fancy the south of France in the spring.”
She will begin writing the movie next year, but already has an idea of how the film will pan out. Speaking to The Times in November, Saunders stated:
“We thought it would be hilarious if [Edina and Patsy] went to a party on an oligarch’s yacht, got drunk, fell asleep and woke up in the middle of the ocean … Everyone else has left, and the ship has been moved on.”
Ab Fab returned to British television screens after a six year hiatus on Christmas Day, drawing in 7.4 million viewers. The next episode will be aired on New Year’s Day, with an ‘Olympic special’ set for 2012.