Channel Dave in the UK has commissioned not one but two new season of Red Dwarf. That’s six episodes each season, a promise of at least twelve more episodes of the sci-fi sitcom that’s been on and off the air since 1988. Seasons 11 and 12 are scheduled for summer releases in 2016 and 2017. Although the official cast list hasn’t been released, we can assume it will star Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules, and Robert Llewellyn, with Doug Naylor at the wheel.
Why Americans should care: Red Dwarf has a big fanbase in the US and is always released on region 1 DVD and has been included in streaming services like Netflix. It will be available to us pretty quickly after it comes out.