Blackadder duo Curtis and Elton reunite

After more than 10 years since they last collaborated on Blackadder Back & Forth, Richard Curtis and Ben Elton are writing new material together.

“I’ve just started working on a new project with Richard,” Elton explained at the first night of Cirque du Soleil’s Totem at the Royal Albert Hall. “It’s been a long time since we worked together so it is fun.”

Curtis, who went on to write and direct, is, however, unlikely to be creating another series of Blackadder with Elton.

“It is so lovely that everyone wants it back that it’s almost a shame to do it and ruin that,” says Elton. “The new stuff will be original, but I can’t reveal anymore than that.”

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I originally saw this story on the telegraph, but they incorrectly stated that it had been over 20 years since they had worked together. What’s funny is that they lead the story with a still from Blackadder Back & Forth.