‘Psychoville’ creators filming new BBC Two comedy anthology series ‘Inside No. 9’

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The first three of six separate 30-minute stories are currently being filmed in studio and on location in London and will air on BBC Two towards the end of next year.

The second block of three episodes will begin filming next summer.

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The official synopsis reads: “Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith follow up the multi-award-winning Psychoville with an anthology of tales of the genuinely unexpected, under the working title Inside No. 9. What goes on behind closed doors on the street where you live?

Inside No. 9 invites you into six very different No. 9s, where the ordinary and mundane rub shoulders with the extraordinary and macabre. From a grand country house where a game of ‘sardines’ leads to some chilling revelations in a wardrobe; to a very oddly haunted house; to the flat of an apparently happy primary school teacher who becomes the victim of a good deed; these unpredictable tales feature high comedy and claustrophobic horror by turns.”

The cast will include Gemma Arterton, Conleth Hill, Katherine Parkinson, Anna Chancellor, Anne Reid, Tamsin Grieg, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Marc Wootton and Sophie Thompson.

Shearsmith and Pemberton commented: “We wanted to explore the sense of claustrophobia and intensity that is brought about by limiting the action to one location in each story. We’re thrilled to have our own anthology series of devilish delights, and can’t wait to throw the doors of our various number 9s open to the nation.”

Janice Hadlow, BBC Two Controller, added: “Once again Steve and Reece bring us a comedy series that stands out from the rest. I hope these six dark little tales will be as enjoyed and talked about as their highly acclaimed work to date. That, combined with the stellar cast, will make an exciting addition to BBC Two’s comedy offering next year.”

Executive Producer Jon Plowman commented: “It feels good to be back in the dark places and sunny uplands of Horror Com, a genre that Reece and Steve have really made their own, and I am really glad that our casts are testament to the quality of the scripts.”

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