The popular British sitcom, Absolutely Fabulous, might be created into a film next year.
BBC films are hoping that a script for the comedy show – often known as Ab Fab and starring Jennifer Saunders as well as Joanna Lumley – will be written next year.
Saunders – who is currently working on the Spice Girls Musical – has resisted temptations to transform the popular show into a film, but due to an approaching deadline, it has recently been reported that she could be getting a film together after all.
The sitcom became a hit back in 1992 and has since produced 5 series and 36 episodes. Absolutely Fabulous attempted a comeback in 2001, but it wasn’t as highly rated as the original seasons.
The show follows Edina Monsoon (Saunders), who desperately tries to stay young and hip by chasing bizarre trends, while enjoying a drink or three on the side. Edina is joined by her drink-driven best friend, Patsy Stone, (Joanna Lumley) who is a middle aged depressed woman with two divorces under her belt.
The plot for the film begins with Edina and Patsy waking up hungover on a private yacht, with little memory of the night before. There is little else known about the potential film venture as of yet – but we’ll keep you posted!