The IT Crowd is returning for one last go and they didn’t even need Kickstarter.
According to Bleeding Cool, the long teased 45 minute one-off episode will feature original stars Chris O’Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry and filming will begin in a few weeks time.
Apparently, show creator Graham Lineham had some trouble getting his entire cast to a point where their schedules were clear at the same time — not a huge surprise considering how big a star O’Dowd has become. In fact, the Bridesmaids and Girls actor is set to appear in both Family Tree (Christopher Guest’s new HBO comedy series) and Moone Boy, an Irish series that O’Down also co-created. That one already aired across the pond, but it’ll be new to us on Hulu this summer.
If you aren’t familiar with the original IT Crowd, I don’t get why you clicked this link. Also, the show centers on the whacky shenanigans that occur in the technical support department of Reynhold Industries and I am not good at synopsizing things.
The IT Crowd ran for four seasons in the UK and there was also an awful attempt to adapt it for US audiences by the guys who are presently ruining Community. That version starred Joel McHale and Richard Ayoade, who unlike O’Down, chose to reprise his role. Is that why people seem to like O’Dowd more? That isn’t really for me to say.
Anyway, no word on a release date, or if Richmond Avenal will make a return as well, but it’ll be on the UK’s Channel 4, which so we won’t get a chance to officially see it for a long, long time. Luckily, we can pass the time by watching old episodes of the original show on Netflix and Hulu and we can also enjoy countless “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” memes on our Facebook page.