Fawlty Towers Revival Won't Be About Wokery, According to John Cleese

Fawlty Towers Revival Won't Be About Wokery, According to John Cleese ...

John Cleese announced that he would return to star in a third season of his beloved sitcom "Fawlty Towers." The revival, which will be produced by Matthew George and Rob Reiner under the latter's Castle Rock Entertainment banner, will feature Cleese's disgruntled hotel manager Basil Fawlty launching a new pub.

The initial statements from Cleese and Reiner announcing the project contained more information than details. But new information about the show's content is beginning to emerge. In an interview with British news outlet GB News (via Deadline), Cleese explained that the new season would take place on a Caribbean island. When the story returns 40 years after Season 2, he said the show will have a more diverse cast.

"If you put it in the Caribbean, it becomes very multi-racial," Cleese said. "You can bring lots of different people together."

Cleese has been a vocal supporter of the 2016 Brexit referendum and the relaunch of his "Fawlty Towers" in recent years. Some fans wondered if his worldview would translate into the new episodes.

"They obviously know better than I do what's going to be included in it." Perhaps they should write an episode for me that they'd find enjoyable. It's unlikely to be humorous, but I'm sure it would please some of their readers, according to him. "The idea that everything will be about wokery had not particularly occurred to me."