Any casual mention of the small rouge one on the Twitters at the moment really does bring on an instant tweet-torrent.
Can I suggest a scroll through recent posts here will inform more, but here's the gist.
Here’s the latest for those of you not up to full quantum speed on what’s happening.
We are making a new, 6 episode series of Red Dwarf currently titled Red Dwarf X (10)
They will be broadcast on Dave in the UK in 2012, I know that TV companies in other countries are also in the process of arranging broadcasts, no details yet.
We are recording them in front of a live audience and sadly all the tickets went out of the door in a mouse heartbeat.
The #oldboysfromthedrwarf are very happy about doing the shows in front of an audience, it really helps us as performers, even though it’s bloody terrifying. Obviously you can’t see that Kryten is bloody terrified, but his diodes are nearly melting with pure terror.
We are currently rehearsing, we’ve already blocked out a few scenes on the set but that’s still being built so we are working around the team who are sawing, drilling and banging as the whole thing comes together.
We are recording the shows at Shepperton studios which is currently jam packed with ladies in long dresses and gentlemen in breeches as they are in the middle of shooting Anna Karenina there, starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law and no, none of us have seen them….yet. Oh they’ll come around soon, tapping at the studio door…’can we see the #oldboysfromthedrwarf’ they’ll plead. We’ll be far too busy.
While I remember, Chris Barrie and Craig Charles do not have twitter accounts, Danny @DannyJohnJules has been tweeting from rehearsals which has caused some amusement and confusion.
None of us will be revealing anything about the content of the shows no matter how many times we’re asked. I can say this, I think they are bloody funny.
The big test will be when the audience sees them. Will they be able to resist posting spoilers on social media? We will certainly be encouraging them not to. I think we should all encourage them not to. This is the first time we have recorded a series in front of a live audience since things like Twitter, Google+ and Facebook have come into existence.
Anyway, I will post more soon.