No fourth series for The Inbetweeners

No fourth series for The Inbetweeners
No fourth series for The Inbetweeners (Image credit: PA Archive/Press Association Ima)

The popular comedy The Inbetweeners is to be axed by the show's writers because the characters are getting too old. Legions of fans will no doubt be upset to hear that there will be no more Inbtweeners episodes written once the current series finishes - but there will be a movie and a final special to see off the schoolboys one last time. According to The Sun, co-writer Damon Beesley said: "In our minds, we've always thought that this series, this (school) year, is obviously the closing of the story. "We've got a movie in the pipeline, where they are going away on their first holiday together without their parents - which is obviously an important part of the story. "And then they are going to go to disappear and go off to different universities." The show has developed a cult-like status following the day-to-day lives of pupils Will, Jay, Simon and Neil with their foul language and risque humour. The season three premiere of the Inbetweeners attracted a massive three million viewers - E4's highest ever audience - when it aired last week. The Inbetweeners continues on Monday nights at 9pm on E4.

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.