11:56 Sunday, 03 June 2018
It’s the real final episode of Father Ted.
It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for since the iconic comedy series finished abruptly after just 25 episodes.
Father Ted creator Graham Linehan took to Twitter yesterday to confirm the news that Pope Ted – the Father Ted Musical is almost written!
The original series follows the misadventures of three priests and their housekeeper on a remote island off the west coast. Linehan says the upcoming musical will be the real final episode of Father Ted.
‘Pope Ted—The Father Ted Musical’ written by Arthur Mathews and myself, music by Neil Hannon, is almost written. I just thought you’d like to know. THIS IS NOT A DRILL!
— Graham YES Linehan (@Glinner) June 2, 2018
Image via Twitter (Graham YES Linehan @Glinner)
Speaking to the BBC, Linehan said he “didn’t want to do something until the right idea came along. This was the right idea. Arthur and I have been laughing our a***s off while writing it. Just like the old days.”