Our First Tiny Tease of Red Dwarf XIII

Our First Tiny Tease of Red Dwarf XIII

The boys from the Dwarf are back with a new 90 minute special and here’s the first tiny glimpse!

Red Dwarf is the long-running science-fiction comedy that first aired on the BBC between 1988 and 1999 before moving to Dave since 2009.

If you’ve never seen the show, it revolves around four people. Lister, the last surviving human after bing kept in stasis for 3 million years in order to avoid dying from a dangerous radiation leak. Rimmer, a holographic recreation of Lister’s dead roommate. Kryten the mechanoid and Cat, a humanoid being that evolved from Lister’s original pet cat 3 million years ago.

Rather than a traditional series of 6 x 30-minute episodes, series thirteen will consist of one 90 minute special that was filmed in front of a live studio audience.

Here’s the synopsis:

Three million years ago… David Lister, a vending machine repairman, was sentenced to eighteen months in suspended animation for smuggling his pregnant cat aboard the mining ship Red Dwarf. While Lister remained in stasis, a radiation leak killed the rest of the crew. Safely sealed in the hold, the cats evolved into humanoid form. The cats now roam deep space in a fleet of their own…

The special will see the posse meet three cat clerics (Tom Bennett, Mandeep Dhillon, Lucy Pearman) who worship Lister as their God. Lister vows to help them as they’re being hunted by Rodon, the ruthless feral cat leader (Ray Fearon) who has vowed to wipe out all cats who worship anyone but him.


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The ruthless feral cat leader played by Ray Fearon

There will also be a three-part documentary that will definitely cover the history of Red Dwarf from day one right through to the present day featuring rare and previously un-broadcast material, as well as new interviews with cast and crew.

Red Dwarf XIII will air in the UK on Dave later this year.

John Abbitt

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