Red Dwarf – Season XI to debut on Dave in Autumn 2016

It’s official: Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn return as Lister – a jovial Liverpudlian rascal and life-long drifter, Rimmer – a hologram of a deceased petty bureaucrat whose boundless ignorance is matched only by his limitless ambition, Cat – a self-centred bipedal feline preoccupied with personal grooming, and Kryten – a quirky service mechanoid struggling to break away from his formal behavioural protocols, along with a host of guest stars, in the all-new 11th series of the cult sci-fi comedy show, comprised of six brand new episodes that see the crew of the Red Dwarf get into more smeg-covered misfortunes. The series was written and directed by Red Dwarf co-creator, Doug Naylor, and produced by Richard Naylor and Kerry Waddell for Baby Cow Productions & Grant Naylor Productions.

The series XI sees the dreams of two Red Dwarf crew members come true: Rimmer accidentally saves the life of a Space Corps Captain and is promoted to officer; while Cat takes time off from being in love with himself to fall in love with a female cat with a secret. Meanwhile, Lister wakes up to discover that a deranged droid has stolen some of his innards, while Kryten has a mid-life crisis during which he considers leaving his Red Dwarf teammates for a younger crew. The posse also find themselves in an alternative America where all modern technology is outlawed, making in effect both Kryten and Rimmer illegal.

The old cast of the sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf (left to right: Danny John-Jules as ‘Cat’, Chris Barrie as ‘Rimmer’, Craig Charles as ‘Lister’ and Robert Llewellyn as ‘Kryten’), returns for yet more madcap antics in the upcoming brand-new six-part television series on Dave television channel.

The brief plot summaries of the individual episodes are as follow:


Episode 1 – Twentica

The crew of Red Dwarf find themselves in an alternative, technophobic version of the United States where is all modern technology banned, making both Rimmer (a hologram) and Kryten (an android) illegal. The team then infiltrates the tech-savvy underground and try to bring about the downfall of the authoritarian regime.


Episode 2 – Samsara

When the Red Dwarf crew investigates a crashed ship at the bottom of an ocean moon, Lister and Cat become trapped together and Lister’s nightmare begins. Meantime Rimmer and Kryten discover that the wreck of the ship is controlled by a dark force.


Episode 3 – Give and Take

After an altercation with a deranged droid, Lister has some of his internal organs kidney-napped. The only way to save his life is to ask Cat, the most selfish creature in the entire universe, to donate him one of his own.


Episode 4 – Officer Rimmer

After a scandalous piece of good fortune, Rimmer saves the life of a bio-printed Captain and is finally promoted, fulfilling his life-long dream of becoming an officer. He immediately opens an officer’s club, which is, needless to say, out of bounds to all lower ranks (including the remainder of the crew), and then uses the bio-printer to populate it with multiple versions of himself.


Episode 5 – Krysis

Kryten has a mid-life crisis and changes his outer-shell theme from Mech-grey to Ferrari-red. The posse then try and show him how much he’s achieved in his life by taking him to visit an ordinary mechanoid from his old fleet.


Episode 6 – Can of Worms

Cat takes some time off from being in love with himself to fall head over heels in love with a lady cat, who however harbours a big secret.