Get your drinks ready, 'Ab Fab' fans - there may be a prequel on the way! 'Absolutely Fabulous' producer Jon Plowman teased a backstory for Edina Monsoon and the gang, confirming that he has spoken to writer Jennifer Saunders to maybe make it happen. "Another Ab Fab movie? Who can say?," Plowman told RadioTimes.com. "We have talked for a few minutes about doing a prequel – how did they all meet and get together when they were much, much younger. It hasn't got anywhere yet and indeed may never get anywhere. It may be the worst idea anybody has ever had," he said.
He also mused that they could do a complete 360 and portray them as much older. "So we could do that. We could equally do them in very old age as we did in an earlier episode [of the TV show]." He also added that the main characters of the legendary show would be recast if they decide to go with a prequel, giving "Jennifer a bit of an easier day" he said.
The series revolved around the lives of Edina Monsoon (Saunders), a heavy-drinking, drug-abusing PR agent with a thing for bizarre fads and her sidekick Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley) who was also a lost cause. Monsoon relies on her daughter Saffron's care, who is a student by the way. The drama, the craziness and the general chaos of things made this show a massive hit. This BBC sitcom was even called one of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes by the British Film Institute.
The last we heard about 'Ab Fab' was in 2016 when 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' was out. At the time, Saunders had crushed quite a few hearts when she had said that this was the iconic duo's last night out. She had reportedly said, "I'm not doing anything more with 'Ab Fab.' That's it. That. Is. It. I can't see the point of doing anything else with it, really."
"It just takes so long," she said on making the show. "There's lots of other stuff I'd like to do. Plus I'd like to spend time with my grandchildren. So, if I did 'Ab Fab' as well, that would just stop me doing anything new, or thinking of any other ideas or having a different job or whatever."
The film did pretty well too, making $37.9 million worldwide at the box office. Maybe Saunders has changed her mind?