When the original Inbetweeners Movie was released in August 2011, it was intended to be the definitive full stop on the story of Will, Simon, Jay and Neil from the hit E4 sitcom. But when the film, to the shock of its makers, ended up grossing over £40 million, a sequel became a no-brainer. And in August this year, the lads return in The Inbetweeners 2.
Whereas the last movie followed the boys to Crete, the follow-up takes them all the way Down Under. Filming started in Australia last month and finally wrapped last week (16 January). Departing the sun-drenched country, the boys posted a picture of themselves posing in front of the Sydney Opera House with the message: "G'bye Australia, you've been great to us. It's fair to say you're genuinely a credit to our much maligned convict relocation policy!"
Alongside returning stars Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas is Freddie Stroma, best known for playing Cormac McLaggen in the Harry Potter film series. The 27-year-old will play a wealthy young man who meets the boys on their travels.
No word yet on whether there’ll be reappearances from the girlfriends the quartet managed to snag at the end of the last film or whether Greg Davies will be back as their hate-filled former teacher Mr Gilbert.
The sequel, written and directed by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris opens at Cineworld later this year.