Irvine Welsh Hints At A Possible Trainspotting TV Series

Are Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud headed to the small screen?

Ewan McGregor in TrainspottingImage Picture Film4/Polygram Pictures

Highly anticipated sequel Trainspotting 2 is arriving in cinemas next year, and now author Irvine Welsh has hinted that a TV adaptation could also be in the works.

The writer, who published Trainspotting in 1993, revealed that there’s been some ‘interesting developments’ with TV projects recently.

When asked by NME if there were any plans to feature his Trainspotting characters in other projects, Welsh replied: “Basically, I’ve plans for them all. All in various kind of schedules or adaptations.

“It’s all ruling on cable TV, cable TV has some interesting developments. We’re working on all these different kind of things,” he replied.

Transporting author Irvine Welsh
Irvine Welsh Image Getty Images

He added: “I think now anybody who’s in the book, whether the like it or not, they’re working on the way of being in the film.

“You keep that in mind. As soon as you’ve written it, you’re thinking about how it can move into different mediums.”

Danny Boyle’s upcoming sequel, which focuses on original characters Begbie, Spud, Sick Boy and Renton, is based on Welsh’s follow-up book Porno.

Trainspotting 2 arrives in cinemas in January 2017. Watch the trailer below:

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