Peter Kay is planning Phoenix Nights series 3 with the original cast

11 November 2019, 16:31

By Tom Eames

Peter Kay is said to be planning a Phoenix Nights sequel with the original cast, according to castmate Paddy McGuinness.

Amazingly, it's been 17 years since the classic Channel 4 sitcom said goodbye to the working men’s club.

Since then, creator and star Peter Kay has become the most successful comedian in the UK thanks to his sell-out arena tours, number one songs and the sitcom Car Share.

Peter Kay is said to be planning Phoenix Nights series 3
Peter Kay is said to be planning Phoenix Nights series 3. Picture: Channel 4

Paddy, who currently hosts Top Gear and Take Me Out, revealed that the entire cast are all up for some kind of revival, including Peter himself.

"It was great. There’s always talk about doing another one," Paddy told the Daily Star.

"It’s just time, it’s just getting everyone together. But everyone is up for it."

Phoenix Nights finished after just two series, and soon after its finale, Peter said that a third series had already been written but co-creator Dave Spike dismissed chances of a reunion.

The cast reunited back in 2015 for a Comic Relief Special, and Peter has also announced a series of Phoenix Nights screenings to celebrate the show’s 19th anniversary.

The screenings will take place at the Eventim Apollo in London and the O2 Apollo in Manchester between January and February 2020.

Peter Kay was set to go out on tour in 2018, but was forced to cancel plans due to "family reasons".