Studio Audience Confirmed for Red Dwarf 10

Since the confirmation that popular man channel Dave had agreed to take on the Smegheads, little has been heard about the popular sitcom-in-space Red Dwarf. But this week Danny John-Jules, better known as the super-stylish Cat, confirmed that the highly anticipated series will be filmed in front of a live studio audience.

The return to the traditional format has excited fans as it will be the first opportunity to see the ‘boys from the dwarf’ live in action since 1999. “We’ve gone back to our original format, for obvious reasons. Everyone missed the studio audience bit,” said Danny John-Jules. “It’s a different play, it’s a different rhythm when you’ve got a studio audience and I like that. Not everyone can do sitcom. It’s like being in the theatre and being in the TV studio at the same time.”

After deciding to adopt a more American, film-like approach to the seventh series, Red Dwarf became a closed set to allow for more elaborate plots and special effects. The three-part ‘Back to Earth’ special which aired in 2009 went one step further by having no laugh track at all, much to the disapproval of fans.

Series 10 appears to be a welcome return to the glory days of Red Dwarf; with six half an hour episodes planned and a full cast promised by digital channel Dave, who picked up the series after the BBC claimed there was no longer an audience for the cult series. What smegheads.

Filming begins in November and the new series will be aired in spring next year. Tickets are not yet on sale, however it will be announced on the Dave channel website when they are. Lets hope the Cat dosen’t get tongue tied.


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