BBC Two has announced the commission of another season of Inside No.9, before the third season has even aired.
Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s dark comedy anthology series launched in February 2014 and returned last month with a Christmas special ahead of its upcoming new season.
Season 3 is expected to air in early 2017 and will feature Felicity Kendal, Tamzin Outhwaite, Fiona Shaw, Philip Glenister, Morgana Robinson, Jason Watkins, Keeley Hawes and Mat Baynton amongst the guest cast.
Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith commented: “It’s time for the neighbours at No.7 and No.11 to get worried again. We are delighted at the prospect of a fourth series and venturing into six more properties with a ‘9’ on the door. We do hope you will be there to join us, kicking and screaming to be let out.”
Chris Sussman, Head of Comedy at BBC Studios said : “This is brilliant news, as I’m one of the biggest fans of Inside No.9 around. There aren’t many series that boast such craft and creativity in every episode, and I can’t wait to see six more stories.”
Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, added: “Reece and Steve set their own bar ever higher with each series, they are consistently brilliant. Their powers of invention and storytelling are sublime and when you factor in their dazzling performances and tremendous cameo choices this really is British television at its very best.”
Watch a clip from last month’s Christmas special….
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