We’re smeggin’ big Red Dwarf fans here at broadbandchoices, so we’re more than a little excited about the fact that the new series finally has an official air date. Even better, we won’t have to wait much longer to see it.
The Boys from the Dwarf will be back on Thursday 22 September at 9pm. Alternatively, you can put that internet connection to good use and watch it on UKTV Play - the catch-up service that covers Dave - from 15 September.
It's been a long wait for fans of the show. The last series, Red Dwarf X, aired way back in 2012 - that's an entire Olympics ago. Like that series, the upcoming episodes will retain the 'classic sitcom' feel of early Red Dwarf as opposed to the more cinematic series seven and eight, and run for six episodes.
All four original characters are back - Dave Lister (Craig Charles), Arnold Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Cat (Danny John-Jules) and Kryten (Robert Llewellyn), and the official synopsis reveals some of what they'll face.
For example, holographic incompetent Rimmer will accidentally save the life of a Space Corps officer and become promoted, while Cat falls in love with someone other than himself. In one episode, Lister finds his body parts have been stolen, and Kryten experiences a mid-life crisis and considers dropping his crewmates for a younger bunch of people.
At some point the Dwarfers will also find themselves in an alternate USA, where technology is outlawed. Obviously, this is a problem for Kryten and Rimmer.
We can't wait!
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