LONDON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Most of the original cast members of Cold Feet are reuniting for an eight-episode revival of the popular British dramedy series, ITV announced.
"It's been 13 years since Rachel's untimely death. How has Adam coped without his soulmate, raising their son on his own? Do Pete and Jenny still spend their evenings on the sofa, except now they watch Endeavour instead of Morse? And what of David and Karen? They'd split up, but with three children between them, are the ties that bind still strong?" a news release said.
"When we saw them last, our heroes were on the cusp of change, growing up and settling down. They'd hoped that by the time they were approaching 50, life would be simpler. Well, now they're there, to discover that it isn't. The issues they face are different but just as challenging. They still have many years to live, but can't escape the niggling fear that their futures are behind them."
James Nesbitt, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris, John Thomson, and Fay Ripley are to start production in Manchester on the fresh episodes in January. Series creator Mike Bullen penned the new installments.
The show initially ran for five seasons and 33 episodes, starting in 1997.
"We're delighted to be re-visiting Cold Feet for a new generation," ITV's Director of Drama Steve November said in a statement. "Like any reunion, we'll be looking forward to working with Mike Bullen on his wonderfully heartfelt and funny scripts and learning how the characters' lives have changed over the years."
"This feels like the right time to revisit these characters, as they tip-toe through the minefield of middle age," Bullen added. "They're 50, but still feel 30, apart from on the morning after the night before, when they really feel their age. They've still got lots of life to look forward to, though they're not necessarily the years one looks forward to!"