Anchorman sequel announced by Will Ferrell

Anchorman sequel announced by Will Ferrell

The actor appeared in character on US talk show Conan O'Brien to reveal the plans

‘Mr Burgundy, we would be honoured if you will play some “yazz” flute for us one more time.’

That’s right, Ron Burgundy is due to hit our screens once more. Will Ferrell appeared in character as the moustachioed, suited and booted newsman on US talk show Conan O’Brien last night to announce that he and Paramount had come to an agreement for the sequel to cult comedy Anchorman.

No word yet on a script or release date but a huge step towards the day fans have been waiting for. Fellow stars Paul Rudd and Steve Carrell have been the first to confirm, and the rest of the original cast – which includes Christina Applegate and Vince Vaughn – are expected to follow suit.

Can’t wait for more news? Take a look at how Ferrell announced the sequel below.

Ron Burgundy's "Anchorman" Announcement

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

  • 2004
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Written by: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Steve Carell, Fred Willard

Snappy comedy vehicle for Saturday Night Live veteran Will Ferrell that's set in the sexist days of the 1970s TV news media. The eponymous newsreader, Ron Burgundy is forced by changing times to go head to head with Christina Applegate's go-getting female reporter. Ferrell's on top form here - better, in fact, than the…

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd
  • UK release: 18 December 2013

Sequel to the 2004 comedy about San Diego newsreaders.

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