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Shane Meadows wants to make a This is England series set in 2000

‘I don’t massively want to copy the film ideas, but if I went back, I’d love to do a millennium one’

Shane Meadows has announced that he wants to return to This Is England with a new series, set around the turn of the millennium.

Meadows, the director of This is England, ’86, ’88, ’90, and Boardwalk Empire, appeared on a YouTube vlog with Andrew Shim, who plays Milky in the film and Channel 4 series (he’s a YouTuber now, apparently). Meadows said: “I don’t know when but I’ve got This Is England ’00 in my head, the millennium one, because I sort of thought it would be nice, because when did we shoot the last one? Was it 2015, 2016?”

He added: “So, you’re obviously five years away and I don’t massively want to copy the film ideas, but if I went back, I’d love to do a millennium one.”

This Is England began as a film in 2006, before being adapted into a sequel TV series in 2010 called This Is England ‘86. He’s since returned to the drama with two more editions, set in 1988 and 1990.

Last year, Meadows debuted his Irish drama The Virtues, a four-part series starring This is England and Line of Duty’s Stephen Graham as a man whose ex-wife and son have left for Australia.

Watch the video below.