Made by BBC Studios and coming later this year to BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, the new run of the unmissable thrilling comedy series will once again include six stand-alone stories and will be broadcast weekly.
The cast for series six will include Sian Clifford (Fleabag, Quiz), Adrian Dunbar (Line Of Duty), Paterson Joseph (Peep Show, Noughts + Crosses), Lindsay Duncan (A Discovery Of Witches, Black Mirror), Kevin Bishop (Porridge), Nick Mohammed (Intelligence), Bhavna Limbachia (Coronation Street, Citizen Khan), Sarah Parish (W1A, Atlantis) and Gemma Whelan (The End of the F***ing World, Game Of Thrones, Upstart Crow), with more names set to be confirmed in due course.
Sir Derek Jacobi becomes the first actor to return to Inside No. 9, after providing the voice of Dennis Fulcher in the critically acclaimed series three episode, The Devil Of Christmas.
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton say: “We started filming in March last year but had to hit pause due to the pandemic. After a nine-month gestation it’s a relief to finally deliver our sixth series to the world. As proud parents we couldn’t possibly choose a favourite, but like any youngest sibling this series is cheeky, funny – and can get away with murder.”
Shane Allen, Controller, BBC Comedy Commissioning, says: “Reece and Steve plough yet more fertile genre comedy talent to these modern masterpieces.”
Josh Cole, Head of Comedy, BBC Studios Production, says: “We’re delighted to have concluded filming the sixth season of Inside No. 9. It’s a unique series we could not be prouder of, and we are in awe of Reece and Steve’s extraordinary ability to continually raise the bar. Long live Inside No. 9!”
Since its launch in 2014, Inside No. 9 has received widespread critical acclaim and has won an entire credenza of awards, including the comedy prize at the 2016 Rose d’Or, two RTS Awards and two Bafta TV Craft Awards (including Comedy Writing), South Bank Show and Writers’ Guild awards. In addition to this, Steve Pemberton won the Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme at the 2019 Bafta TV Awards.
All previous episodes of Inside No. 9 are available to watch now on BBC iPlayer and the broadcast details for series six will be confirmed in due course.
Inside No. 9 is a BBC Studios Comedy Production created and written by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller, BBC Comedy Commissioning and Patrick Holland, Controller BBC Two. The Executive Producer is Jon Plowman (Absolutely Fabulous, W1A) and the series is produced by Adam Tandy (The Thick Of It, Detectorists). The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Gregor Sharp.