No, nothing to do with Imperial measurements it’s that we can look forward to twelve more episodes of Inside No9
Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s critically acclaimed BBC, BAFTA-award winning anthology series, Inside No. 9 will return for series eight and nine.
The announcement comes following the series seven finale Wise Owl, which aired this evening (Wednesday 1st June) on BBC Two at 10pm.
Having launched in 2014, Inside No. 9 has received widespread critical acclaim, and has won an array of accolades including Best Scripted Comedy at the 2021 BAFTA TV Awards. Steve Pemberton received the Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme at the 2019 BAFTA TV Awards plus enviably the series has won two BAFTA TV Craft Awards, two RTS Awards and many more.
Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith said: “In the greatest plot twist ever, the BBC has 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.”
Series eight and nine will stay true to show’s anthology format with each series containing six brand new half hour films, each set in a different location. The style and tone changing each week, combining a different mix of horror, thriller, drama and comedy – always aiming to surprise, delight, unnerve and amuse.
Commissioning Editor for the BBC, Seb Barwell said “We are doubly thrilled to announce two more series of the endlessly inventive Inside No 9 and look forward to discovering where the colossal comedy brains of Reece and Steve take us next, in 12 new instalments of a show now firmly established as an all-time great.”
Executive Producer for the BBC, Josh Cole said “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”.
Produced by BBC Studios Comedy Productions and broadcast on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, each series of Inside No. 9 features six stand-alone stories which invites viewers into Shearsmith and Pemberton’s world of the extraordinary and macabre.