When word began to circulate a few years ago that a new season of Red Dwarf was in the works, it was welcome news, despite being taken with a grain of salt. After all, the last proper series came out in 1999, and in the decade plus the only thing we’d had to sate our appetites was Back to Earth, which was, how to put this delicately, not good. So we approached this new season with cautious optimism, and when Red Dwarf X hit last year, weren’t we all pumped to find that it was awesome. The six-episode run looks, feels, sounds, and tastes like the Red Dwarf we all know and love. Sure, the cast may be a little more run down, but the show still features the same cheesy effects, the same slovenly comic timing, and the same spot on chemistry that makes the show so fantastic. And scarcely a year later—trust me, that’s like lightning when it comes to Red Dwarf—we have news that an eleventh series may be on the way.
This, too, should be taken for what it, nothing more than rumor at this point. As of the last update, writer and overall man in charge Doug Naylor insists that nothing has been officially approved. But hell, I’ll take the possibility of more Red Dwarf over no chance any old day of the week. And I would so much rather speculate on this matter than another fucking Star Wars casting rumor.