Craig Charles has promised Red Dwarf fans that the show is to make a return next year. Craig Charles has promised that ‘Red Dwarf’ will hit screens once more in 2022.
The sci fi comedy drama has aired twelve series since its debut in 1989 and now actor Craig Charles who plays the role of spaceship technician Dave Lister in the show has confirmed that there is more to come. He is quoted by The Daily Star newspaper as saying The 90 minute format seemed to play well with audiences so we plan to film more like that. The show made a welcome return in April 2020 with the hour and a half episode ‘The Promised Land’ that gained just under one million viewers when it first aired.
The good news comes after Craig revealed that he had been battling coronavirus which left him feeling like he “was drowning. He said It was horrible, actually. I was double jabbed and I was glad because it might have been a lot worse if I hadn’t been. I couldn’t breathe. I felt like I was drowning. I couldn’t get enough oxygen into my lungs, which was pretty scary. Craig , 57, who is also known for his long-running role as cabbie Lloyd Mullaney in ITV soap ‘Coronation Street’, a role he played until 2015 previously spoke of his mischievous nature on set with Simon Gregson, who played his character’s best friend. He said Me and Simon Gregson Steve McDonald were such good pals. At least once a month the producer would have us up to the office, begging us not to use the script as a template because we’d just make it all up like mates chatting in a pub. Former Coronation Street actor Craig Charles has claimed the pay for appearing on the soap isn’t amazing. The 57 year old actor and DJ starred in Corrie for 10 years, playing the part of Lloyd Mullaney, until 2015 when he left to revive his role as Dave Lister in Red Dwarf. The science fiction comedy, Red Dwarf, was Scouser Craig’s first ever acting role and he appeared in every season of the show. He took a break from appearing on Coronation Street in 2011 when he re-joined the cast of Red Dwarf. Speaking to the Metro, Craig said that he loved playing loveable taxi driver Lloyd Mullaney who he injected various aspects of his own personality into. They let me add so much of myself to the role that it didn’t feel like acting, to be honest, he said. Me and Simon Gregson were such good pals. At least once a month the producer would have us up to the office, begging us not to use the script as a template because we’d just make it all up like mates chatting in a pub. When asked whether he’d ever return to the famous cobbles, Craig said I suppose you never say never but when I was in the jungle my brother died and I thought, ‘If I died, would I be happy with the way my career’s gone And I said to myself, No, I wouldnt.