In 2015, we’re never more than 60 seconds from an unwanted sequel. And it’s pretty clear why: the mega bucks. Just take Fast & Furious 7 (seven!), which, earlier this year, became the fourth highest-grossing film of all time. Seven!
Yet, in the predictable pop culture fug of part twos, there’s a sequel dropping this month that has us feeling excited for all the right reasons. Just 55 years since GCSE staple To Kill A Mockingbird was first printed, 89-year-old author Harper Lee has returned with Go Set A Watchman.
Thankfully, this isn’t a means for Lee to simply pay off a fat tax bill. Written in the mid-1950s, Watchman was the novel Lee first submitted to publishers before Mockingbird – and it features many of the same characters. So it’s almost as if we’re getting a new ending to one of the most famous books ever, rather than a re-up driven by dollar signs.
Go Set A Watchman is out now (Harper Collins, £9)