Details about An Idiot Abroad Season 3 might be coming a little too soo for some people – indeed I believe season 2 is only just aiting in the US and Australia – however, for us Brits the second season ended before Christmas and naturally, we’re more than eager for more! But can anyone get enough of the K-Man Karl Pilkington? I think not…
For those people who read Ricky Gervais’ blog, you’ll know he regularly talks about his projects – concepts, progress etc. For a while, he’s been throwing around the idea of combing two of his favourite people and projects – Karl Pilkington from An Idiot Abroad/The Ricky Gervais Show and Warwick Davis from recent Extra’s-like comedy A Life’s Too short. In fact, I’ve already mentioned this concept a couple of times: in New Ricky Gervais show featuring both Warwick Davis and Karl Pilkingon in development? and Ricky Gervais Reveals Details of Rumoured Karl Pilkington/Warwick Davis Project.
Now he has a concept and what’s more he’s got Karl to agree to it. The project will be called An Idiot Abroad 3: The Short Way Round and his information comes with good and bad news. The good news is, Karl has agreed to it and it looks like it’s going to happen (hasn’t he learnt anything from his experiences from the first two seasons of An Idiot Abroad???) the bad news is it might be more of a special show rather than a series.
The concept of the show is simple: Karl Pilkington and Warwick Davis travel around to various places on a bike. Well, Karl will be on a bike and Warwick will be in the basket. Originally, this was to be set primarily around the UK but has Gervais stated on his blog, that’s not exactly the plan any more.
I can’t help but think I’ll unintentionally be “Karl” in such a situation.
Talking of which, we started planning the route for An Idiot Abroad 3: The Short Way Round, this week.
It’s only a two-part special but we’ve decided to make it a bit more global as opposed to “around Kent for a few days”.
Karl is starting to regret it all ready.
Karl is already worrying about what will happen during the journey. Gervais says:
He’s worried about going round the world with Warwick in the basket of a bike, by the way. (It’s strange that I would think that last sentence needed “by the way” at the end of it.)
He said, “what if he goes down and I’ve got to carry him?”
‘Goes down?’ Like they’re in Nam. I’m looking into having the bike built. Needs to be reinforced and safe obviously.
Oh, another interesting theory of Karl’s is that Warwick, even though he is 3ft 6, is actually still the same weight as an average sized person. “He’s just been squashed.” Yes Karl. Of course he has.
It already sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, if the thought of Karl and Warwick together isn’t grabbing you right off the page, then check out the video below taken from Ricky Gervais’ Stand up DVD Science where Karl meets Warwick for the very first time. Check it out:
What do you think of the An Idiot Abroad 3 concept? Good idea or should they just leave it be? Please let me know in the comments below!
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