After the success of the first two new Absolutely Fabulous specials — shown on Christmas 2011 and New Year’s Day 2012, respectively — BBC executives are urging co-creator and star, Jennifer Saunders, to write a new season for the end of 2012 and the start of 2013.
The article quotes an anonymous source who states, “The viewing figures prove it’s as popular as ever and there’s a real appetite for more episodes. Obviously it’s down to Jennifer to write more and getting all the actors together takes some organizing. But the current understanding is there will be another Christmas special for the end of 2012 and then more episodes the following year.”
The article continues saying that this doesn’t necessarily discount Saunder’s recent New York Magazine interview where she said she was definitely going to do an Ab Fab movie set on the French Riviera.