BBC Two orders Season 6 and 7 of Inside No. 9
James R | On 09, Mar 2020
BBC Two has renewed Inside No. 9 two times over with an order for a sixth and seventh season.
The two brand new seasons will promise more fantastically twisted tales from Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. The announcement comes ahead of the Season 5 finale this evening.
Since Inside No. 9 first launched in 2014, more than 30 episodes have now been broadcast including the incredibly ambitious live episode Dead Line. The latest season has again received plaudits from fans and critics alike.
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton said: “Little did we know when we started Inside No. 9 in 2014 that we would end up with as many episodes of it as Countryfile. We are delighted and exhausted in equal measure at the prospect of two more series-worth of tall tales and fearsome fables. However, we will endeavour to showcase the very best of what the BBC can do in every genre with 30 minutes of story-telling and some half-decent wigs. We might even try a Countryfile episode, no one would expect that…”
Shane Allen, Controller, BBC Comedy Commissioning says: “With over 30 distinctive and dazzling shows to date, their ability to master and nail every genre of story-telling with brevity, invention and flair is unparalleled. Oscars have been won for less than Reece and Steve manage to conjure up with each original concept for every single show. Quite simply they have the most fertile minds in British comedy and god knows what magic the next season will bring.”
Season 6 and 7 will stay true to the show’s anthology format with each run comprising six half-hour films, each set in a different location. The style and tone change each time, combining a different mix of horror, thriller, drama and comedy – always aiming to surprise, delight, unnerve and amuse.
As ever, a host of talented actors will join Reece and Steve, with Season 5 including actors such as Jenna Coleman, David Morrissey, Ralf Little, Fionn Whitehead, Maxine Peake and Phil Davis. It also included a surprise Psychoville cross-over episode, Death Be Not Proud, which saw the unexpected return of fan favourites David and Maureen Sowerbutts, as well as Mr Jelly.