Monty Python fans rejoice! The Hollywood Reporter announced on their site that the surviving members of the U.K. comedy troupe will gather for a press event in London on Thursday to announce plans for an upcoming reunion project.
Fans immediately began speculating on social media over what it would be, with a few throwing out ideas of a live show or another film. In an invite sent to press labeled “Monty Python Press Conference,” the release read, “John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin invite you to join them,” with no other details about the conference included. If the troupe is planning on reuniting, this would be their first full-time collaboration in three decades.
The group rose to fame after the premiere of their TV sketch comedy “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” which aired from 1969-1974. They also put out several films including the 1975 hit “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” which inspired the 2005 musical “Spamalot.”
Fans were excited to hear that all five of the surviving members, original cast member Graham Chapman died from cancer in 1989, would be participating in the conference. Eric Idle even tweeted about the event, writing, “Only three days to go till the Python Press Conference. Make sure Python fans are alerted to the big forthcoming news event” and “Python meeting this morning. Can’t wait. Press Conference Thursday will apparently be live on Sky News.”
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