Ghosts co-creator Laurence Rickard hints new collaborative project is 'in early stages'
13 Feb 2024, 12:50
Ghosts star Laurence Rickard has revealed he and his fellow Ghosts co-creators are already thinking about new projects for the future.
Speaking exclusively with virginradio.co.uk at the TV Choice Awards, the comic writer and performer explained that he and his fellow former Ghosts and Horrible Histories cast mates (informally often known as ‘The Six Idiots’) are in the "early stages” of working on a few new ideas.
“We hope [to collaborate again],” Rickard shared, before joking: “I mean, somehow, remarkably after 16 long years, we still all get along.
“For that reason alone, we keep trying to sort of invent ways to keep doing things together,” he added. “So we’re not quite sure what it is yet, it’s a few things that we’ve been sort of talking about in early stages, but I imagine there will be something more in the fullness of time.”
Joining Rickard on the TV Choice Awards red carpet, Ghosts lead Charlotte Ritchie shared her excitement at the idea that he, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick and Ben Willbond were planning on reuniting for a new project.
“Oh my gosh, maybe I’ll get to have a cameo in one of those!” she suggested, as Rickard humorously replied: “I would say don’t pass up on any other jobs!”
Despite this self-deprecating humour, the stars also celebrated the amazing reception Ghosts has received over the years. “It’s sort of wonderfully intense,” Rickard said. “[The fans] have taken those characters and those stories to their heart.
“I think also, the good thing about being such diverse characters from such diverse eras in history is that everyone finds someone they feel they can relate to. And dealing with big issues, whether it’s to do with sexuality, or death and grief, which is you know, hard baked into the concept, people find something comforting in it.”
Ritchie admitted moving on from Ghosts “genuinely” felt like “a real loss”. However, she added: “It is the right decision." Rickard explained the choice to end Ghosts was not an easy one, but that it simply felt like “the right time” to move on while the show was still much-loved.
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