Creator Shane Meadows has hinted that This Is England could return for one last story, in the shape of a farewell movie, per The Sun:
“I’ve got one last idea for This Is England but as a film that can be split as a hybrid — because it started in cinemas and ended up on TV, I would love to finish off with one feature-length episode people can watch in the cinema or on TV the same night.
The cast have all gone on to bigger, better things. All of them are doing incredible things, so that’s probably the hardest thing now — trying to get everyone back.
But I know the desire is there from me and I’m pretty sure the cast, all of us, don’t see this as a job, we see this as a summer holiday. So I’d imagine we’d get it back. It’s tricky getting everyone together but I’m sure we can.”
On his decision not to continue This Is England as a TV series, he explained:
“It’s a mixture of not having enough stories to move on to telling four or five hours’ worth of stuff and also wanting to get back into that feature film format.
If I wanted to make money, I could write ten episodes of This Is England and make a lot of money for everyone, but maybe then the series would go down in quality.
It has always been, with This Is England, making the series or films the best they can be.”