DELIGHTED fans flooded internet sites after our story that stars Ford Keirnan and Greg Hemphill are to take the show back to the stage.
Still Game mania swept Scotland yesterday after the Daily Record revealed Jack and Victor are getting back together after six years.
Our story sparked an internet frenzy of speculation about the new show, which will be officially unveiled next week.
The cast have been sworn to secrecy but writers and stars Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan reckon the stage show and DVD of the Craiglang gang’s antics could rival BBC Scotland’s smash-hit Mrs Brown’s Boys.
The pair fell out over “creative differences” in 2008 after six series but it seems they have made up.
Actors Tom Urie, Michelle McManus and Greg McHugh who have appeared in the show, welcomed the return.
They joined thousands of fans who expressed their delight on the internet.
Michelle said: “It’s one of the best comedies to ever come out of this country.
“I can’t wait to see what shenanigans the Craiglang gang have in store for us.”
River City star Tom added: “Scottish audiences have never been thirstier for one more pint in the Clansman.”
Gary: Tank Commander star Greg said: “I think it would work brilliantly live.”
Christopher Kennedy, 23, from Glasgow, has campaigned for the show to return for three years.
He said: “It’s a much-loved show – 25,000 people have connected to the Bring Back Still Game Facebook and Twitter pages.
“A lot of people are delighted it’s coming back.”
Rab Christie runs The Comedy Unit, who produced the series with Ford and Greg’s company Effingee.
He said: “The cast are dynamite together. We all recognise someone we know when we tune in to watch. And the jokes have always been brilliant.”SOURCE