“Ideal” Movie Announced
Ideal, the BBC3 sitcom about a small time weed dealer is to be get it’s own film. The Johnny Vegas sitcom was axed by channel boss Zai Bennet as part of a comedy purge on BBC3 last year, despite growing ratings.
The show had racked up seven seasons before it was cut, leading Vegas to tell the BBC; “I’m being fired by the man who commissioned Kerry Katona… so I’m proud to do anything else that you’re not involved in.”
Now a film is in the works, with creator Graham Duff writing a script, and filming expected to commence early next year. Series producers Baby Cow are on board, making it their next fully produced film project after the upcoming Alan Partridge Movie.
Fans of the series will be pleased to know that the glitz of the big screen hasn’t tempted producers to go overboard, and it seems that they are sticking to the tried and tested formula – going as far to purchase Ideal’s set from the BBC. Baby Cow chief exec Henry Normal told Chortle that “It’s going to be set in the same place, with many of the same characters…We are aiming for it to be quite a dark psychological comedy-thriller.”