AbFab, as it was known, ended 20 years ago last month. In the episode called “The End”, the shows seems to come to an end and then we fast forward twenty five years into the future. Edina and Patsy are living in the same house with Eddie’s daughter, Saffy and her two kids along with Eddie’s mother who hilariously has NOT aged a day. The most implausible aspect is that our two gals are old ladies and they’ve aged terribly. One would imagine a Death Becomes Her scenario more likely, with scary facelifts…
The show went on to have a few more seasons with another fast-foward for several specials, with the last one in 2012, where we are again 20 years into the future, this time slightly more realistically. There’s been lots of talk about an AbFab movie… earlier this year show creator, Jennifer Saunders says, Joanna Lumley, who played Patsy was the driving force. The entire original cast will be back on board with the film, titled Edina and Patsy;
“I think I have everyone back on board. It was Joanna’s idea, so she will have to buckle down. She’s the one who told me I had to write it, so it’s all her fault!”
Supermodel Cara Delevingne has told friends, apparently, that she is a big fan of show, and wants to follow in the footsteps of fellow ‘supers’ Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell by appearing in the big screen adaptation. Saunders has yet to finalise the script, according to The Daily Mail so anything is possible. She said:
“I’ve finished the first draft. I’m feeling euphoric. My proper New Year’s resolution is to do the film, otherwise it’ll be a pointless year of procrastination.
I am actually having treatment, clinical hypnotherapy course, for procrastination. It’s true, What my hypnotist said was to get rid of the backpack of negativity.”
The star has previously suggested she hopes to bring back ever guest star on the show ever which could include the likes of Emma Bunton, Minnie Driver, Lulu, Richard E Grant, Marianne Faithfull, Robert Lindsay and Ruby Wax. Saunders has admitted she is nervous about taking Pats and Eddie to the big screen, telling talk show host Jonathan Ross there’s a huge amount of pressure on her shoulders.
“It’s like the second album syndrome. Once you’ve had a bit of success, the last thing you want to do is go and make a flop. So the biggest fear in me is that it won’t be good enough. I’m really nervous about it.”
Get busy, Eddie. We’re waiting, sweetie darling! Tick-tock…
(via The Daily Mail)