In a much-anticipated development, James Corden and Ruth Jones are reportedly teaming up once again to bring back the beloved sitcom Gavin & Stacey for a Christmas special. Scheduled to be filmed this summer, the special is set to air on BBC One during the festive season.
According to industry insiders cited by TV trade publication Deadline, the new special is currently in the development and pre-production phase. Cameras are expected to start rolling in the coming months. The show is produced by a consortium of production companies including Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow, Jones’ Tidy Productions, and Fulwell 73, a production house co-owned by Corden.
Gavin & Stacey, which originally premiered in 2007, made a triumphant return to screens on Christmas Day in 2019 after nearly a decade-long hiatus since its third series. The special episode garnered widespread acclaim and was a ratings sensation, drawing in over 18 million viewers.
The 2019 special, featuring the core cast members including Mathew Horne, Joanna Page, Alison Steadman, Larry Lamb, Melanie Walters, and Rob Brydon, left fans hanging with a cliffhanger involving the tumultuous relationship between Nessa (Jones) and Smithy (Corden).
Despite the fervent speculation surrounding the return of Gavin & Stacey, the BBC has yet to make an official announcement regarding the details of the new special. However, given the immense popularity and anticipation among fans, expectations are soaring for another memorable installment in the series’ storied history.
As the holiday season approaches, viewers eagerly await further updates on what promises to be a heartwarming reunion of their favorite Gavin & Stacey characters, keeping the tradition alive of laughter and joy during the festive period.
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