Rowan Atkinson has told friends he is 'excited' to return to his role as Edmund Blackadder in a rumoured reboot of the cult comedy classic.
Following comments made by the show's creator Richard Curtis last week that he would love to bring back the show, insiders claim plans are already underway with the show's stars reportedly meeting at London member's club Soho House.
A source has told The Sun that Rowan, 64, is 'extremely excited' to star in a fifth series of the historical comedy, 19 years after a special last aired.
He's back! Rowan Atkinson has told friends he is 'excited' to return to his role on Edmund Blackadder in a rumoured reboot of the cult comedy classic
The report claims Edmund Blackadder's latest incarnation will be as a university lecturer, an idea put forward at a recent meeting between the actor and his old co-stars including Tony Robinson.
A source said: 'They were all having a great laugh and they are all old friends. So they just said, "Yes, let's do it". It is being written now. Rowan has been saying he is extremely excited.'
The source added of the proposed comeback: 'It will be in the modern day. Blackadder will be a lot older, of course, so they've come up with the ageing university lecturer idea.
Sidekick: The report claims Edmund Blackadder's latest incarnation would be as a university lecturer, with Tony Robinson also returning as Baldrick (right)
'Curtis and Atkinson have discussed guest appearances from stars such as Tom Hardy and Russell Brand.'
Representatives for Atkinson and Curtis have been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
The rumoured cast meet-up comes after Richard teased last week that he'd love to reunited Rowan and Tony for fans.
Speaking to the new issue of the Radio Times, the filmmaker said he'd like to see the show's title character, played by Atkinson, become a grumpy old man in a