Peter Kay has today revealed in an interview that a third series of Phoenix Nights has been written. The last episode of Phoenix Nights was of course now 15 years ago with Max and Paddy driving off in their new motor home leading the way to the spin off Max & Paddy’s Road to Nowhere.
Speaking to the BBC, Kay said: “I love Phoenix Nights and I would love to go back. I’ve got a lot of ideas about Phoenix Nights.
“In fact,” he continued. “There’s a whole series three been written for about 15 years, but so many things get in the way in life, like touring, and being a father.”
The nation’s favourite comic, who won a string of awards for his stand-up and his television work, has always maintained a ‘quit while you’re ahead’ stance.
Speaking following an announcement that there will be no more episodes of the currently airing “Car Share”, Peter added “You need good ideas – that’s the problem. You need good strong stories. A lot of series tend to go on for one series too many, especially with comedies, and I think people say ‘ooh, it’s gone off that’.
“If you’re struggling and you just get a sense when you’re writing that you might be running out of ideas, that’s when I think you should walk away.”
Of course, we were treated to a little teaser a few years back when Peter and his fellow cast members did Phoenix Night’s Live for charity.
On behalf of all Phoenix Nights Fans, we urge you to get this series filmed Peter!