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‘Trainspotting’ Author Irvine Welsh Teases Possible TV Series Spinoff

Welsh also comments on the upcoming sequel and calls it a “big epic movie.”



Come March of next year, fans of “Trainspotting” will be reunited with the characters and actors of the original film in “T2 Trainspotting.” The sequel will have the original cast of the 1996 movie and have Danny Boyle return as director.

While we wait for the second film, “Trainspotting” author Irvine Welsh spoke out about his plans for the novel’s future, and teased a possible TV spinoff.

Telling NME that we can expect further adaptations involving the characters, he stated, “Basically, I’ve plans for them all. All in various kind of schedules or adaptations. It’s all ruling on cable TV, cable TV has some interesting developments. We’re working on all these different kind of things.”

“I think now anybody who’s in the book, whether they like it or not, they’re working on the way of being in the film,” he added. “You keep that in mind. As soon as you’ve written it, you’re thinking about how it can move into different mediums.” So while nothing is set yet, it’s good to know that we might get to see more of these characters in the future.

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“T2 Trainspotting” is loosely based on Welsh’s book “Porno” and sees the return of the four remaining lads from the first film, Renton (Ewan McGregor), Begbie (Robert Carlyle), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Spud (Ewen Bremner).

“We were all nervous before we decided to do it… [but] once we saw the script, everybody was confident that we were certainly not going to trash the legacy of the first film and that we were going to build on it,” Welsh commented on the sequel, adding that it will be a “big epic movie.”

“I’m very, very excited about it and I think people are going to be excited too,” he continued. “You’ll always get the critics who moan about it not being the original ‘Trainspotting’ movie or being too much like it…but it’s going to be a great film, a great stand-alone film, but also work with the first film as well to bring that whole world together.”

“T2 Trainspotting” will be released in theaters in the US on March 3.

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