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Red Dwarf future is confirmed after a legal dispute is resolved

Red Dwarf’s future has finally been confirmed following a legal dispute between its creators, Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.

Naylor Red Dwarf TV series

It’s no secret that the writers who co-created the comedy series parted ways in the 1990s. Never saw eye to eye. Naylor continued to write the Red Dwarf TV series. In 2021, a High Court action launched against Grant over the rights to the show. A statement said: “Rob Grant and Doug Naylor delighted to announce that the ongoing dispute over Red Dwarf rights settled taken.

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“Smoke, Red Dwarf will be back for breakfast!!”

Rob and Doug look forward to launching different iterations of Red Dwarf in different media, working again with the cast and other valued partners, and wishing each other the best. After the statement released, Naylor also shared a tweet from the cast of Red Dwarf, with the caption: “Smaug mode.”

Chris Barrie as Rimmer

Exactly what the two different iterations of Red Dwarf will look like, or what the different media are, remains to seen, but over the years, Grant has released Red Dwarf novels. Red Dwarf, which stars Chris Barrie as Rimmer The series, starring Craig Charles as Lister, Danny John-Jules as Kat and Robert Llewellyn as Kryten, began airing in February 1988 and saw huge success spanning 11 full-length seasons.

A joint to celebrate the 35th anniversary

Grant and Naylor recently released a joint statement to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the first episode, making it clear they both hope the series continues. Fans, cast and crew, and everything in between For, a very bleak 35th birthday. Fingers crossed for more, much love Rob and Doug.”

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