Prepare for the ultimate rollercoaster of wit, mystery, and macabre humor as filming commences for the ninth and final series of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton's acclaimed anthology, Inside No. 9. BBC Studios Comedy Productions brings this eagerly awaited series, consisting of six 30-minute episodes, to BBC Two and BBC iPlayer in 2024. Today, we get a sneak peek into the stellar cast set to grace the screen, accompanied by a captivating first look image.
Leading the ensemble in this farewell series are Dorothy Atkinson, Mark Bonnar, Charlie Cooper, Philippa Dunne, Siobhan Finneran, Joel Fry, Katherine Kelly, Matthew Kelly, Eddie Marsan, Vinette Robinson, Adrian Scarborough, Hayley Squires, Susan Wokoma, and more.
As tradition dictates, each of the six stand-alone stories will unfold in distinct locations, showcasing Shearsmith and Pemberton's unparalleled storytelling prowess. Fans can anticipate being lured into the duo's extraordinary world, where the style and tone change with each passing week.
Since its inception in 2014, Inside No. 9 has garnered widespread acclaim and a trove of awards, including the 2021 BAFTA TV Award for Best Scripted Comedy. It holds the record as BBC Two's longest-running comedy, consistently ranking as one of the channel's most popular shows.
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton share their bittersweet sentiments: "It is with mixed emotions that we announce we have started filming the final series of Inside No. 9. We take the finest ingredients (stellar casts and creatives) and blend them with our secret recipe to produce unique confections that are delicious and often deadly."
Jon Petrie, Director of BBC Comedy, reflects on the duo's legacy: "Inside No. 9 will be hugely missed, but this final series promises to be a treat for all their avid fans." Josh Cole, Head of Comedy at BBC Studios Productions, adds, "There is something so special about this show, and we will miss making it more than words can say."
All 55 previous episodes of Inside No. 9 are currently available on BBC iPlayer. Series nine is slated to premiere on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer in Spring 2024. Stay tuned for more updates on this iconic series' grand finale.