ITV plan to bring back hit show Cold Feet
The stars of Cold Feet have reportedly signed up to appear in a revival of the hit comedy drama.
The ITV show ran for five series between 1998 and 2003. It began as a drama about three 30-something couples living in Manchester as they settled down, and followed them through the ups and downs of their relationships, from marriage and affairs, to redundancy and starting a family.
Stars James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris, Fay Ripley, John Thomson and Robert Bathurst are all thought to be on board for a new series of Cold Feet, catching up with the friends 12 years on, according to The Sun.
Helen Baxendale's character Rachel was killed off in a car crash in a shock plot twist in 2003.
A source told the newspaper "the deal is very nearly done".
Filming would begin next year with plans for the series to fill the Sunday night autumn drama slot left by Downton Abbey, which is about to air its final series.
All the Cold Feet cast were relatively unknown before starring in the show but have gone on to have long and successful careers in TV.
Nesbitt, 50, landed a major role in Peter Jackson's three-part film adaptation of The Hobbit and recently starred in award-winning drama The Missing.
Baxendale crossed the Atlantic to appear in US sitcom Friends as Ross's fiancee and Norris went on to star in hit BBC drama Spooks.
Fast Show funnyman John Thomson had a guest role in Coronation Street and Bathurst appeared in Downton Abbey.
Ripley has had a successful career as a food writer and last year starred in Channel 5 cop show Suspects.