Rumors of a the Vicar of Dibley reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Sunday (August 14) as reports claimed that BBC One confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2023.
UPDATE 15/08/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 27 years since the Vicar of Dibley first aired?! (27 years, 9 months, 5 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did the Vicar of Dibley end?
When the Vicar of Dibley came to an end after 19 years in March 2013, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Geraldine Granger (Dawn French). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Vicar of Dibley reunion disappoint people?
The Vicar of Dibley aired from 1994-2013 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But French said she's not sure if the Vicar of Dibley would work today. “I don't want to see old Geraldine Granger,” she told a journalist (French turned 64 in October). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a Vicar of Dibley movie?
In a recent interview, Richard Armitage (who played Harry Kennedy) said he can't imagine a Vicar of Dibley reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Dawn French has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Vicar of Dibley movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Vicar of Dibley film, Peter Capaldi stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Vicar of Dibley reboot?
Recasting the Vicar of Dibley for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Vicar of Dibley reunion, a Vicar of Dibley movie, or a Vicar of Dibley reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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