Inside No 9

Inside No. 9 has been commissioned for two more series

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Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s show will be back for Series Eight and Nine. 

The BBC have announced a double-recommission for Inside No. 9. The horror-tinged comedy anthology show, which concluded its seventh series this week, will return for two more runs.

The corporations tells us there will be 12 more episodes, presumably in 2023 and 2024. Each will maintain the show’s half-hour format, set in a different location with the aim to surprise, delight, unnerve and amuse.

Speaking about the double-recommission, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith say:

“In the greatest plot twist ever, the BBC have commissioned another two series from us, taking “Inside No.9” to series 9. Since 2014, it has been the greatest gift to conjure these stories into being and we are thrilled there’s still an appetite for more. What horrible surprises are there left to uncover? We remain as delighted and curious as you to find out.”

Executive Producer for the BBC, Josh Cole, adds::

“Reece and Steve are extraordinary talents. Very few comedies reach nine series, and even fewer scale the hare-raising heights of Inside No. 9. We’re delighted to be making two more series of a true comedy classic”.

Since its launch in 2014, Inside No. 9 has become a reliable hit for BBC Two and garnered critical acclaim. It won ‘Best Scripted Comedy’ at the 2021 Bafta TV Awards and Steve Pemberton received the Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme at the 2019 Bafta TV Awards too.

Inside No. 9 is a BBC Studios Comedy Production, created and written by Shearsmith and Pemberton. Its Executive Producers are Josh Cole and Adam Tandy, the Producer is Kim Crowther.

American Adaptation

The recommissioning news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that Inside No. 9 is also getting an American remake. The team behind the US version of Ghosts is working creating their own take on the anthology show for the ad-supported streamer Amazon Freevee. Pemberton and Shearsmith will maintain an interest as the executive producers of this alternate take.

Naturally, further details are a way off – but we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, you can find the entire series so far on BBC iPlayer.