Filed under absolutely fabulous news – those Bolly-swilling, high life-living dames of Absolutely Fabulous, Edina and Patsy, will soon be returning to the small screen in 3 special episodes just in time to commemorate the show’s 20th anniversary. Not seen since the last season in 2005, God willing the fad-following PR guru and glamous sex-mad magazine editor haven’t aged a day.
The specials will be a co-production of BBC America and Logo, which has been airing the original five seasons of Absolutely Fabulous since April. The BBC’s release notes that the specials will pretty much pick up where the series left off. As a devoted fan I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Reprising their iconic roles as Edina Monsoon and and best pal Patsy, leads Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley will be joined by other original cast members Julia Sawalha as put-upon daughter Saffy, June Whitfield as Edina’s mother and Jane Horrocks as personal assistant Bubble. Other surprise guests will also be on board.
In the first episode, audiences rejoin the ensemble in the middle of a “life-changing experience for one – which affects them all.” In the second show, Edina sets her sights on changing the career of someone described by the BBC as “a very big fish indeed.” In the concluding episode, Eddy and Patsy play their own part in the 2012 London Olympics.
All I ask is that they embrace the same hilarious disregard for societal mores as they did in the past.