Just a few weeks ago, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, a move that caused financial upheaval, an uprise in public racism and left the Kingdom’s own status as United in doubt. It is a time of uncertainty and now we are further rocked with the news that ‘Brexit’ could well be responsible for a sequel to Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie being d’layed.
Speaking to The Sun, the BBC1 series’ star and creator Brendan O’Carroll claimed that the June referendum and the massive drop in the value of Sterling that followed is responsible for the postponement of a potential Mrs Brown’s Boys 2.
O’Carroll said: “The Brexit drop in Sterling makes it a lot more expensive for the studio than it would have been previously.”
However, O’Carroll is remains optimistic that the film will still be made once the pound regains some value, saying “The plot and outline are there and ready to go. We know what’s going to happen and how we’re going to do it.”
On a small budget of £3.6 million, the original film ended up making £20million at the box office, creating enough of a demand that a sequel is likely if the market stablises. So the British have that on their conscience too.