STILL Game fans are in for a triple-whammy of good news this week.

Not only is the smash-hit comedy series back for an eight series on Thursday, but creator Ford Kiernan has revealed his ambitions for another run of live shows at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.

And as if that wasn’t enough to drive fans mad with excitement, along with co-star Greg Hemphill, Kiernan has already revealed the pair are working to bring about a ninth series.

Fans of the show were sent into overdrive last month when the show’s new series air date was revealed to be March 8.

Kiernan - who plays daft pensioner Jack - described how a Hydro show “is a huge undertaking” and “an enormous amount of work.”

“If we did another, it would be our third. We’ve talked about doing it. We do have a fairly solid idea for a show, but there is so much going on. We’re about to move on to start writing another series,” he said, reports The Scotsman.

“We’re not short of ideas,” he added.

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The popularity of the show peaked in 2014 when the cast took part in a series of 21 live performances at the SSE Hydro after Kiernan and Hemphill patched up a long-running argument.

Having played to more than 200,000 fans, the mammoth run – which had to be extended due to huge demand – raked in an estimated £6 million in ticket sales.

Still Game is back after returning in 2016 following a nine-year hiatus.

The hotly-anticipated series welcomes back best pals Jack and Victor alongside favourites, Isa the gossip (Jane McCarry), Boabby the barman (Gavin Mitchell), Navid (Sanjeev Kohli), one-legged Winston (Paul Riley), tight-fisted Tam (Mark Cox), as well as last series’ toothy new sensation, Methadone Mick (Scott Reid).

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It also features the arrival of new face, creepy undertaker Iain Duncan Sheathing (Bruce Morton). The living embodiment of the Grim Reaper, Sheathing makes his spine-chilling and unmissable debut in the second episode.

A touch of Hollywood glamour also comes to Craiglang as American talk show sensation, Craig Ferguson, takes on the role of Callum - an old friend of Isa’s who returns to Scotland after a life in LA.

In Scotland, the last series of Still Game was the most watched non-sporting programme in more than a decade, with weekly episodes regularly attracting over half of the total audience.

The original run of the sitcom aired for six series between 2002 and 2007, transferring from BBC Scotland to BBC2.

The new series was filmed in the Dumbarton studios and on location around Glasgow during the summer.