The Mighty Boosh, the comic creation of longtime friends Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt, has a cult following and has appeared in various formats; a live show, a radio show and perhaps most famously, a TV sitcom that aired between 2004 and 2007.
After Season 3 ended in 2007, the duo moved on to other projects (with the exception of a Boosh stage tour in 2009). Barratt has held bit-parts in various British dramas and voiced several documentaries. Fielding became a team captain on the long-running music and comedy panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks and launched his own surreal sketch show, Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy, which failed to find favor with the public.
Now, though, the duo may be returning to the show that made them famous. As reported by The NME, Fielding admitted to the hosts of The Nerdist podcast that he and Barratt are writing together once more.
"Me and Julian have just started - we sort of had a big break. We never weren't friends, we carried on being friends, because we live in the same street, we see each other all the time - and we've just recently started thinking we should write something again."
Fielding didn't specifically name check The Mighty Boosh and admitted he had "no idea" what he and writing partner Barratt would come up with.
The news of Fielding and Barratt writing together again will be music to the ears of fans who have been waiting for another trip to the Boosh. We don't know what form the pair's writing will take or when we might see anything on our screens, but it's good to know that the amiably surreal Mighty Boosh isn't dead just yet.
Sources: The NME, The Nerdist