The remaining members of the Monty Python'S FLYING CIRCUS comedy troupe are to reunite for an upcoming TV documentary tribute.
John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam have all agreed to appear in the six-episode Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyers Cut), which will debut in America in October (09) as part of cable network IFC's Python Week.
Following the TV run, the documentary will be released on DVD internationally.
Jones says, "This is the documentary I always hoped would be made - something so complete and so faithful to the truth that I don't need to watch it."
The series will "study the Pythons up close" and feature the thoughts of fans who are "rock stars, comedians, actors, politicians, writers, broadcasters, religious groups, Python-haters and potential axe murderers."
They will include Playboy boss Hugh Hefner, Eddie Izzard, Dan Aykroyd and Tim Roth.
IFC boss George Lentz says, "This is the first time the Pythons have come together for a project since 1983's Monty Python's Meaning of Life. This documentary series is a final opportunity for them to chronicle the Python phenomenon on record as they approach their 40th anniversary, and leave it at that."
Cleese might be the most unwilling participant - he recently declared he doesn't really like his former Python pals, joking, "One of them's alright - the little guy who does the very boring travel programmes (Michael Palin)... but the others are awful."
The documentary will also serve as a tribute to late Python star Graham Chapman, who lost his battle with cancer in 1989.