Richard Curtis, who wrote and directed Love, Actually, announced he’s writing a sequel for the beloved 2003 rom-com. Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Andrew Lincoln, Liam Neeson and other original cast members will reunite to reveal what their characters are up to 14 years after the events of the hit film.
The 10-minute follow-up will premiere on BBC 1 on March 24 as part of this year’s Red Nose Day campaign in the United Kingdom. Check out the official statement below.
“Over the years I’ve enjoyed doing Red Nose Day specials of TV things I’ve worked on – ‘Blackadder’, ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ and ‘Mr Bean.’ It seemed like a fun idea this year to do a special sketch based one of my films, since Red Nose Day is now in both the UK and America. I would never have dreamt of writing a sequel to ‘Love Actually,’ but I thought it might be fun to do 10 minutes to see what everyone is now up to. Who has aged best? – I guess that’s the big question… or is it so obviously Liam? We’ve been delighted and grateful that so many of the cast are around and able to take part – and it’ll certainly be a nostalgic moment getting back together and recreating their characters 14 years later. We hope to make something that’ll be fun – very much in the spirit of the original film and of Red Nose Day – and which we hope will help bring lots of viewers and cash to the Red Nose Day shows.” – writer/director Richard Curtis
Excited for the mini sequel? I am and can’t wait to check it out.