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'Lazarus' - sequel to Life On Mars/Ashes to Ashes - anyone want to speculate?
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Antarcticant · 13/05/2022 20:33

Really excited to hear a sequel is in production and wondered if anyone wanted to speculate about content (or even if anyone has any sneaky inside info!).

What we know so far:

It's going to be set in the 1970s, the 1980s and an alternative present day.
John Simm, Philip Glenister and Dean Andrews will be in it
The settings will include London and Manchester

I am hoping it will 'complete' Gene Hunt's story and show us the ending to Sam Tyler's (because he'd already 'gone to the pub' in Ashes to Ashes but we didn't really know what he'd done to earn that).

Possibly a niche thread and fully resigned to getting no replies but dying to discuss this with someone and don't know any other fans in real life!

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Noglassjustthebottleandastraw · 13/05/2022 20:37

Thanks for this thread op. Excited for this, although sad mum Durrell wont be in it. Hopefully some other people will be along soon to give us some insights.

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woodhill · 13/05/2022 20:38

Yes thanks currently watching LOM on i player

So good

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Takingabreakagain · 13/05/2022 20:40

Ooh I hadn't heard about this - I'm very much looking forward to it though. Is there an expected date of showing yet?

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Wishihadanalgorithm · 13/05/2022 20:41

Ooh I haven’t heard of this but I’m now very excited. I found the very last episode of Ashes to Ashes a bit upsetting and it has stayed with me. I hope Lazarus gives Gene Hunt’s story closure too.

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Antarcticant · 13/05/2022 20:41

So glad I'm not the only one Grin

It doesn't sound as though Keeley Hawes is going to be in it, which is a shame, as it would be great to see Drake, Tyler and Hunt as a trio on screen.

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longtompot · 13/05/2022 20:41

Exciting and thank you for the post as I had no idea about it!

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Antarcticant · 13/05/2022 20:43

Takingabreakagain

Ooh I hadn't heard about this - I'm very much looking forward to it though. Is there an expected date of showing yet?

I haven't been able to find one though I have been googling it like mad! It's 'in production' at the moment but I'm not up on how long that usually takes.

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FieryPitOfMordor · 13/05/2022 20:43

I wonder if it’s going to be Gene Hunt waking up and finding himself in the present day.

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3peassuit · 13/05/2022 20:44

Really looking forward to seeing what they do to the characters. It’s a good reason to watch LOM again so I’m up to speed.

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Antarcticant · 13/05/2022 20:46

Though it hasn't been mentioned in the 'teasers' so far, I would love them to dip a toe into the early 1990s.

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Antarcticant · 13/05/2022 20:47

3peassuit

Really looking forward to seeing what they do to the characters. It’s a good reason to watch LOM again so I’m up to speed.

Yes, I have been re-watching LOM and will follow with A2A.

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AtomicBlondeRose · 13/05/2022 20:47

I wonder if it’s going to be Gene Hunt waking up and finding himself in the present day.


Ooooooh my god that’s such a good idea! I’d love to see that 😂😂😂 two minutes on Twitter and his head would explode.

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Antarcticant · 13/05/2022 20:54

Given that it's 15 years since the first series, they could even include someone from 2022 waking up in Tyler's original 2006!

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Candleabra · 14/05/2022 17:22

I hadn’t heard about this. I loved LOM and A2A.
How are they going to get over the fact that the actors are all 15 years older?

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Antarcticant · 14/05/2022 19:02

I wonder if that will be explained away through a 'risen from the dead' plot - the name 'Lazarus' suggests it might be something like that.

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JohannSebastianBach · 14/05/2022 19:04

I hope Shazzer and Chris will be in it too

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MichelleScarn · 14/05/2022 19:06

Am so excited!! Although also hoping the lazarus aspect is in fact they didn't all 'move on'
Am awaiting a whinge from people about OMG SPOILERS!!

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dexterslockedintheshedagain · 14/05/2022 19:09

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG
I. Cannot. Wait.

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ScouseQueen · 14/05/2022 19:13

Excited, I hadn't heard about this! Shame about Keeley Hawes though. I would watch her read the phone book.

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Antarcticant · 14/05/2022 19:44

MichelleScarn

Am so excited!! Although also hoping the lazarus aspect is in fact they didn't all 'move on'
Am awaiting a whinge from people about OMG SPOILERS!!

A tiny and unrealistic part of me is hoping those involved will be looking on social media to see what the fans most hope to see in this series and incorporating it.Grin

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mrselizabethdarcy · 14/05/2022 22:51

I hadn't heard about this !! Fantastic! Can't wait .

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cleareyesfulhearts · 14/05/2022 23:04

JohannSebastianBach

I hope Shazzer and Chris will be in it too

@JohannSebastianBach me too! 😍

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clpsmum · 14/05/2022 23:46

Omg anyone know the expected release date. I can't wait for this

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OrangeCinnamonCroissant · 15/05/2022 08:49

I'm thinking of a 'back to the future' scenario where someone ftom the present tries to rectify what happened in the past so we will get a lot of alternative looks at scenes etc. A bit like when Sam did..ooh I dont know ...confusing myself now !

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Antarcticant · 15/05/2022 09:02

OrangeCinnamonCroissant

I'm thinking of a 'back to the future' scenario where someone ftom the present tries to rectify what happened in the past so we will get a lot of alternative looks at scenes etc. A bit like when Sam did..ooh I dont know ...confusing myself now !

The 'teaser' did say an alternative present, so maybe Sam will do a Marty Mcfly sports almanac equivalent and land us in a dystopia - perhaps a world where a horrible virus is on the loose and we have to have 'lockdowns' and wear masks ... oh, wait a minute ... Grin

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