BBC Two has handed out a fifth season renewal to anthology series Inside No. 9. The renewal comes ahead of today’s fourth season finale and after the current season kicked off to record ratings with a consolidated audience of 1.8 million viewers.
Created by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, Inside No. 9 is an anthology series that each season features six films stuffed with dark humour and unexpected twists. The anthology series is produced by BBC Studios, with Jon Plowman serving as the executive producer.
“Reece and Steve continue to dazzle, shock and knock audiences for six with their uniquely layered storytelling craftsmanship which attracts the cream of British acting talent”, said Shane Allen, Controller, the BBC’s Comedy Commissioning who commissioned the new season alongside BBC Two Controller Patrick Holland. “There is not a more distinctive or ambitious comedy show being made anywhere in the world right now as week in week out they create whole new worlds and sets of characters which have instant impact.”
“Having tried and failed to convince the BBC to produce a full Cheese & Crackers series (or at the very least a Summertime Special), we have reluctantly agreed to do another series of Inside No.9. We will once again attempt to trick, tickle and terrify you – but not necessarily all at once”, added Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. “Unless there’s a twist. Which there won’t be. Or will there? Huge thanks to BBC Comedy and BBC Studios for their continued support, and to our loyal fans for continuing to spread the word.”