Once Artemis saved the world though, Colfer insists it was the right point to end the series.
“I got to a point where I thought, ‘I’ve really done this to death now’. I can either continue with him as a good character or finish him now. Artemis just can’t be a good guy.
“Also, I’m a grown man and I’ve been working with leprechauns for 15 years. It’s time to move on to something more mature like imaginary friends,” he says, chuckling.