Steve Coogan’s Alan Partridge is set to return in ten 12 minute episodes, which will be aired on the internet to promote Fosters Beer.
Fosters, who are the new sponsors of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival are developing their move into comedy further by bringing back some of Britain’s best loved comedies, the Fast Show is another that is rumoured to be returning.
Coogan’s Baby Cow Productions will be producing the episodes, but it is understood that Coogan has been paid significantly by Fosters for the return.
There is no news yet whether Armando Iannucci and Peter Baynham will return to write with Coogan.
It is not just the online episodes to look forward too, according to IMDB, Alan Partridge : The Movie is in development, and scheduled for a 2011 release.
Although the mention of Partridge is always good news for a blog named after a Partridge reference, we have to worry that maybe the large sums of money might have persuaded Coogan to bring back Partridge when he was not ready to come back.
We hope not, we love Alan.