Fans, unsurprisingly, are thankful for the determination.
The writer first tweeted asking whether fans of In the Flesh “would like a 90-minute special”, and the reaction he received over the following few days made it clear that, yes, they very much would like that.
Mitchell also encouraged fans to tweet BBC3 and BBC America showing their support for the series – one look at the #InTheFlesh hashtag shows that users have answered the call.
Mitchell has always said how he wished he could have given the series a proper ending, telling RadioTimes.com last year, “I’ve always wanted to continue and conclude the story of In The Flesh in a satisfying way”.
“In reality these things take time and, more importantly, money,” he said. “I’d want everyone to be paid for coming back and making a film. I’m very pro paying people a decent wage. So getting the proper financing would be key. In a perfect world I’d love it if an independent company stepped in with the financing, but I’m not ruling out a Kickstarter style campaign.”
Still, after the most recent show of support from fans, Mitchell is reassured, saying he will “put the feelers out”.
Hi #InTheFlesh fans, overwhelmed by yr support for possible 90 min special. Thanks for sharing & liking. Let me put the feelers out.