ITV’s The Bill is tipped to return with two new series, with one channel said to be in the early stages of developing a new version of the assault cop.
The former ITV series The Bill seems to be making a huge comeback, with two reboots underway according to new reports.
The police series, set in the fictional Hills of the Sun, could finally be returning to screens soon according to new claims – with a series set to air as early as next year.
A year on from the announcement that there could be two new series made, with some familiar faces returning, Sun has now announced UKTV is “in the early stages of developing a new version” of the fan-favorite series.
The publication says that two reboots are in the works, and that it will be a brand new show to “engage a new generation of viewers”.
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A television insider said: “In the minds of many producers and producers, The Bill is a sit-in and rebooted TV series.
“It’s a simple format that attracts a loyal army of followers who will be happy to see it return.
“Without a doubt, any new incarnation will be fine-tuned to attract a whole new generation to the show.”
The Bill came out in 1983 but unfortunately crashed in 2010, after 26 series on ITV – while the old episodes continued to air.
For a long time, viewers have been hoping for the return of the hit series with old favorites returning.
According to a statement from last year that actors Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin and Mark Wingett are all in talks about reprising their roles.
Former members are said to have helped writer Simon Sansome plan a revision of the series.
It’s also been announced that the new crime drama will be titled Sun Hill, however, it’s yet to be confirmed which channel will pick the show – or whether any of these details have changed.
“The project started picking up speed last year after the cast came together to mark ten years since the show last aired,” the source said at the time.
“Simon started investigating the rights and trying to buy them. Three of the biggest stars were in talks and he was hoping he could get them on board. Tony had seen the script and they hoped they would too. can help him register.”
The TV source added that there will be a mix of new stars alongside a more recognizable original cast at Sun Hill Police Station.
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