2 x 9 =12 at BBC

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 commissioned by BBC to produce 12 more episodes of Inside No9Steve 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.

All previous episodes of Inside No. 9 are available to watch now on BBC iPlayer plus Inside… Inside  No. 9, the companion podcast to the series, is available now on BBC Sounds.

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