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The League of Gentlemen to return in 2017

The League of Gentlemen to return in 2017

'The League of Gentlemen' is coming back 15 years after the last series aired.

The show's creators Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Jeremy Dyson have all agreed to create new episodes of the series to celebrate the 20th anniversary in 2017.

Steve revealed: "I think there's still an appetite for it, we're all still great mates and I see no reason why not. We talked about doing a reunion and said, 'Let's do it'."

The show - which originally aired on BBC Radio 4 before moving to BBC Two - is based around residents of the fictional Pennines town of Royston Vasey and ran for three series' from 1999 to 2002.

However, they have vowed to take their time with the new episodes in order to please the fans with a great new series.

He told Daily Mirror newspaper: "We won't rush it, we want to do to it properly so it might be a couple of years - but it will happen."

More recently Mark has had success as Mycroft Holmes alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC's 'Sherlock'.

Meanwhile, his colleagues Reece and Steve have written BBC Two comedies 'Inside No9' and 'Psychoville'.