A follow-up to the 2010 UK miniseries The Trip, which was edited into a film in the States, is on the way, and Italy will be the location this time around. Word of an Italy-set sequel first came about in 2011, but the Trip stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon confirmed the news today. Coogan tells Empire, “We are going to Italy. I went there three weeks ago to meet Rob and Michael to go for dinner and talk about what we were going to do.”
Coogan continued, “We’re supposed to be retracing the footsteps of the Romantics, of Shelley and Byron and Keats, and I don’t know enough about it. I’m damned if Rob’s going to come across as an authority on it. It’ll be a great motivation for me to read up on it so that when we improvise, I can drop some information on him.”
Brydon tweeted that filming in Italy will start “very soon” and take place in “many and varied locations.” These guys had better start polishing up their Michael Caine impressions now.