Iconic TV comedy Fawlty Towers set to make a comeback after 40 years off-air

British BBC comedy Fawlty Towers will return to TV screens after 40 years off air following it's finale episode in 1979.

The show, which followed hotelier Basil Fawlty, played by John Cleese, attempt to run a disliking the majority of his guests.

Basil is described as being tortured by "that annoying section of the general public who insist on staying at hotels," and things haven't changed much for the upcoming reboot.

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Although its return date has not yet been revealed, the comedy will now follow Basil as he tried to navigate the modern world, having met his long-lost daughter and opening a boutique hotel.

Cleese, who wrote and starred in the original, will appear alongside his real-life daughter, Camilla, who plays Basil's long-lost daughter, with whom starts his new business venture with.

The now 83, who starred in the show when he was 36, has promised that the script is "excellent."

"When we first met, he offered an excellent first idea, and then Matt, my daughter Camilla, and I had one of the best creative sessions I can remember," he said.

“By dessert we had an overall concept so good that, a few days later, it won the approval of Rob and Michele Reiner. Camilla and I look forward enormously to expanding it into a series," John confirmed.

Although the show only had 12 episodes in total, which ran over the course of two seasons, the show is a British classic and will be welcomed in nostaglic arms as it's audience tune in.

Cleese's involvement has been praised by producers, with one, Rob Reiner, adding that the acting star is a "“comedic legend."

"Just the idea of working with him makes me laugh.”

Producer Matthew George said: “Meeting John and Camilla was one of the great thrills of my life. I’m obsessed with Fawlty Towers and the legendary characters he created.

“I’ve watched the first two seasons so many times I have lost count. I dreamed of one day being involved in a continuation of the story. Now it’s come true.”

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