Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps set to return, says creator

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps is set to return to TV, according to the show’s creator.

Susan Nickson, who wrote the popular BBC comedy set in her hometown of Runcorn, Cheshire, said Will Mellor and Ralf Little are keen to reprise their roles as Gaz and Jonny respectively.

However, she was not sure if the show’s female stars Sheridan Smith, Kathryn Drysdale, and Natalie Casey would be involved in the reboot, which originally ran from 2001 to 2011.

Susan told the Drama School Dropout podcast she was in talks about its potential comeback, but waiting for official confirmation from the broadcaster, according to the Daily Mirror.

She said: "We are talking to the BBC. They are a corporation and in a corporation there are many cogs and those cogs move extremely slowly.

"So basically what you've got, it's me, Will, Ralf and all three of us are just going 'yeah, we're here, we'll do it' and the BBC are going 'ah brilliant, yeah let's do it' and I'm sort of sat here going 'ok, when?' and they go 'well, we don't know'.

"So, what we've got is a corporation that has no idea."

In February, Susan penned a short sketch to mark two decades of the series, and now wants the working-class main characters combating the terrible things said about men.

She said: "I want to see the comforting story of people like Gaz and Jonny, who live in a world where bad guys don’t exist. I want them to acknowledge the bad guys are out there though, but I don’t want Gaz and Jonny to be them."