June 24, 2020

Hosted by BritBox The Original Cast is Back for Red Dwarf: The Promised Land Panel with Comic Con@Home

Fans will get a special sneak peek of the highly anticipated film set to premiere exclusively on BritBox July 26

New York, NY – BritBox, the streaming service from BBC Studios & ITV offering the largest collection of British television in North America, will present a Red Dwarf: The Promised Land panel during San Diego Comic Con’s ComicCon@Home event. The panel will be available on Comic Con’s Youtube channel  date and time to be announced and will include Chris Barrie (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider),

Craig Charles (Coronation Street), Robert Llewellyn (MI: High), and creator/director Doug Naylor (Spitting Image) moderated by Kyle Anderson from The Nerdist. Red Dwarf: The Promised Land launches exclusively on BritBox in North America on July 26Th.

When it first aired in 1988, Red Dwarf became an instant sci-fi, cult comedy favorite. Red Dwarf: The Promised Land reunites the original cast in the longest single episode of the series. Written and directed by Naylor, it was recorded in front of a live studio audience at Pinewood Studios UK.

“It is a real treat to see the original cast together again, bringing the fans something special,” said

BritBox President Soumya Sriraman. “San Diego Comic Con is the best of the best when it comes to Cons, so it’s only fitting to share this experience with them. I’m grateful BritBox can be a part of entertaining our community at home in innovative ways.”

Red Dwarf: The Promised Land begins three million years ago, when David Lister (Craig Charles) was put in suspended animation for smuggling his pregnant cat aboard the mining ship Red Dwarf. While Lister remained in stasis, a radiation leak killed the crew – but not his cat. Safely sealed in the hold, his cat’s litter bred, evolving over millions of years into humanoid form. They now roam deep space in a fleet of their own. In this special, Lister, Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Cat (Danny John-Jules) and Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) meet three of these cats who worship Lister as their God. Lister vows to help them flee from Rodon, a ruthless feral cat and self-declared Cat King.

BritBox has an extensive collection of exclusive British comedies including Hold the Sunset starring John Cleese, Damned starring Alan Davies and Jo Brand, and Upstart Crow starring David Mitchell as well as beloved classic comedies such as Keeping Up Appearances, Blackadder, and Are You Being Served?

BritBox is available for $6.99 per month—after an introductory free trial period—on Roku®, Apple TV

4th Gen, Samsung, LG and all iOS and Android devices, AirPlay, Chromecast, and online at is also available on Amazon Channels for Prime members and on Apple TV Channels on supported devices.

About BritBox

BritBox is a digital video subscription service offering the largest collection of British TV in the U.S. and

Canada.  Created by two British content powerhouses—BBC Studios, the subsidiary arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster—the service features iconic favorites, exclusive premieres, and current series and soaps—most available within 24 hours after their UK premiere.  BritBox also offers expert curation and playlists that enable fans to easily find programs they know and discover new favorites via the web, mobile, tablet and connected TVs.