Could the RTÉ revival series ever see the light of day ever again? Fans are hoping so.
Late last year, RTÉ made the disappointing decision to not bring back one of the most fun-loving TV series of 2020. Since then, a petition for another series of 'The Den' has quietly been gathering steam on the internet for months, and now it's in the home stretch.
Addressed to RTÉ Director-General, Dee Forbes, the petition set up by Philip O'Reilly states that the "fantastic nostalgia" of the revival series helped the whole island during what was a "dark depressing" time in 2020.
It reads: "Dear Miss Forbes, I am finding it very difficult to understand the reasoning behind the decision not to bring back 'The Den' for the 2021/22 season on RTE TV.
"This tv show was not only a fantastic nostalgia throwback for kids of the 80s & 90s but it also introduced then to a whole new generation who thoroughly enjoyed it.
"This TV show was one of the few reasons we had to laugh during the toughest of lockdowns and dark depressing Sunday evenings.
"I would appreciate it if you could please revisit your decision as all parties involved seem very upset & confused at this decision and seem really enthusiastic to record another series."
At the time of writing, the petition for 'The Den' has received 1,500 signatures out of the required 2,000 needed. It was launched three months ago when the decision by RTÉ was first announced.
'The Den' revival series with Ray D'Arcy, Zig and Zag and Dustin the Turkey certainly made quite an impression on the Irish audience in the latter half of 2020. Featuring appearances from Niall Horan, Nicola Coughlan, Mark Hamill, Whoopi Goldberg, CMAT and many other guest stars (including Podge), it was the smattering of silliness that we were all in need of at the time.
Should you wish to sign the petition to get 'The Den' back on our screens, you can do so by clicking here.