The Bill set for massive TV return after 12 years with two reboots in the works

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Long-term fans of The Bill were over the moon to learn that the police drama was set to return to the silver screen – and now viewers will be left in a frenzy following the news that a second reboot is in the works.

Last year, three of the show's main stars joined forces with the ITV writer Simon Sansome to revive the beloved TV show one more time.

Now, UKTV is in its infancy of developing a new spin-off of the cop drama which could hit out screens as early as next year.

A TV insider has since revealed to The Sun that the fan-favourite show is ready to be rebooted and attract a new wave of fans to the show.

They told the publication: "In the minds of many producers and execs, The Bill is a drama which is just sitting, waiting to be rebooted.

"It's a simple format but one which attracted a loyal army of followers who would be delighted to see it return.

"No doubt any new incarnation would be tweaked to make it attract a whole new generation to the show."

The Bill launched on ITV back in 1983 and produced its final show back in 2010 after it successfully aired 2,425 episodes and a whopping 26 series.

Their ITV show – which was set in the heart of the fictional town Sun Hill – quickly became the longest-running police drama in Britain.

And their cast soon shot to stardom as primetime celebrities, including the three actors hoping to revive the show later this year – Mark Wingett (DC Jim Carver, Trudie Goodwin (Sgt June Ackland) and Graham Cole (PC Tony Stamp).

A number of other Hollywood actors also launched their careers through the small parts they took on in the show.

This includes none other than Keira Knightley, David Tennant, James Mcavoy, Sean Bean, David Walliams and Paul O'Grady.

And it's fair to say their loyal legion of fans are hoping to see the A-list actors return to the show to celebrate the success of the reboot.

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