Updated: Dec 8, 2021
With COP26 currently screening worldwide, thoughts inevitably turn to its sequel and to whether the audience for this long running franchise still has the appetite for end-of-the-world scenarios.
This year’s instalment, set on the mean streets of Glasgow, featured the usual mix of cliff-hanging suspension, lengthy exposition, and some nicely choreographed flights. This time round Russia and China were the villains, although we actually saw very little of them, and the cast included the usual stellar line-up, including Boris Johnson playing someone who gives a shit, Greta Thunberg as the stroppy teenager, and the welcome return of Barack Obama as The President.
The COP creators, U.N. Sustainable Entertainment, have confirmed number 27 is already slated for production and will be set in the glamourous setting of Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh resort. The script is pretty much written, the cast have signed up to do another one, and the planet is ready to be threatened once more.
Asked how long they can keep the series going, the production company told us, “As long as there’s an audience for it, or until they’re wiped out by some devastating climatic event.”