One of the best loved Christmas films of all time is making a comeback – kind of. The cast of the “ultimate romantic comedy” Love Actually is following in the footsteps of other cultural hits like Friends and Harry Potter by reuniting for a TV special, to celebrate 20 years since the film released. Love Actually released way back in 2003, and the sizeable cast are coming back to discuss how the film came to be, and why it’s had such staying power. The TV special is set to air on ABC on 29th November, and presumably a UK date will be announced soon.
This isn’t quite the first reunion that the film has had – five years ago, some of the cast and director Richard Curtis came together again for a Red Nose Day short called Red Nose Day Actually, as a kind of mini sequel. This cast reunion and retrospective will be hosted by ABC anchor Diane Sawyer, who’ll sit down and interview some of the most notable cast members like Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy, Laura Linney, Thomas Brodie Sangster and more – though it’s unknown whether Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson and Rowan Atkinson will be making any kind of appearance. Director and writer Curtis will also feature, as the cast and crew chat about how the film juggled the various storylines and an ensemble of some of the biggest names in Hollywood.