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Since the series left off in 2010, fans of The IT Crowd have likely been hopeful for some kind of follow-up, particularly because series creator and writer Graham Linehan has promised viewers a special that would wrap up the series. Delays have kept the project from happening. But there's good news! The latest update on the special is that it's set to be filmed in just a few weeks.
The IT Crowd is a Channel 4 comedy in the U.K., which centers on three employees that comprise the IT department of Reynholm Industries. Chris O'Dowd - who went on to secure greater fame following his run on The IT Crowd, in films like Bridesmaids and This is 40, and a pretty memorable role in HBO's Girls - played Roy Trenneman, Richard Ayoade played tech genius Maurice Moss, and Katherine Parkinson played Jen Barber, the head of the department who doesn't know much about technology.
The series ran for four seasons from 2006 to 2010, and made its way to this side of the pond, thanks to Netflix. An attempt at a U.S. version was made by NBC, but it never took off, and that's probably for the best. While we knew there would be no fifth season for the original series, there's been ongoing talk of a special, and now it sounds like that's finally happening.
Bleeding Cool reports that Graham Linehan announced at German conference re:public that the originally planned post-Series 4 special, which will serve as the finale to the series, will be filmed in three weeks. The script has been ready for over a year, but unsurprisingly, the actors' availability reportedly held up the project.
Hopefully Channel 4 will announce its official plans to air the special sometime in the near future. And then those fans in the U.S. will have to wait and see if it's picked up by one of the networks here, or else, possibly Netflix.