A cable TV special.
Irvine Welsh has hinted at plans for a Trainspotting TV series involving the same four surviving characters featured in the forthcoming film sequel, T2 Trainspotting.
In a new interview the author revealed that he has plans for various adaptations of his cult ‘90s novel. “It’s all ruling on cable TV, cable TV has some interesting developments,” he told NME. “We’re working on all these different kind of things.”
“I think now anybody who’s in the book, whether they like it or not, they’re working on the way of being in the film. You keep that in mind. As soon as you’ve written it, you’re thinking about how it can move into different mediums,” he added.
Welsh also declared the sequel to be “a big epic movie.” “I’m very, very excited about it and I think people are going to be excited too. You’ll always get the critics who moan about it not being the original Trainspotting movie or being too much like it…but it’s going to be a great film, a great stand-alone film, but also work with the first film as well to bring that whole world together.”
T2 Trainspotting, directed by Danny Boyle, is loosely based on Welsh’s sequel novel Porno and reunites the four surviving characters from the 1996 original, including Renton (Ewan McGregor), Begbie (Robert Carlyle), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Spud (Ewen Bremner). Watch the trailer below.