Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton prepare to take us into the strange world of Inside No 9 for six more episodes with the likes of Jenna Coleman, David Morrissey and Jill Halfpenny.
You need to know that ...
Inside No. 9 ends on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 10 p.m. on BBC Two .
Production of the fifth series began last January and was completed ages ago. As Reece Shearsmith admits, it took a long time to get on our screens ...
Inside number 9. Series 5. Soon. (Isch). I know the wait was like ... pic.twitter.com/OmESfl4qLg
– Reece Shearsmith (@ReeceShearsmith) January 1, 2020
And will there be more Inside No 9 after that?
We'll have talks about doing more once we see how that plays out, Pemberton said.
Shearsmith added, If we could do more 'nine' we would be very happy.
Inside No 9's new series has an impressive line-up - described by Pemberton and Shearsmith as a guest cast full of emerging and established talent, all of whom have been carefully chosen to make us look a little classier.
Doctor Who and Victoria actress Jenna Coleman will star with other top names like David Morrissey, Maxine Peake and Jill Halfpenny.
The six brand new standalone stories will also include The Royle Family’s Ralf Little, Whitechapel star Phil Davis, Upstart Crow’s Steve Speirs, Humans actor Tom Goodman-Hill, Dunkirk star Fionn Whitehead, Corries Debbie Rush and Whitechapels Phil Davis.
Stage actress Ioanna Kimbook, Kadiff Kirwan from Chewing Gum and Dipo Ola from Baghdad Central will also perform.
You will star alongside Pemberton and Shearsmith, the co-creators and writers of Inside No 9, who also take on roles in most of the episodes.
There was also an epic cross-over episode with allusions to Pyschoville that featured Maureen and David Sowerbutts (Shearsmith and Pemberton, respectively).
Yes, the BBC released this first look at what the new series has in store ...
According to the BBC, this new series promises to stay true to the show's anthology format, with each episode featuring an original story, a range of new characters, and surprising twists and turns in the most unexpected of places. One of the episodes even featured an epic crossover.
The twisted black comedy Inside No 9 first aired in 2014 with 30-minute standalone episodes - each with a self-contained story with new characters and a new setting.
Aside from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, each episode of the BBC show features a new cast. Each episode also takes place behind a door with the number nine.
BBC Comedy Commissioning Controller Shane Allen said: Reece and Steve continue to amaze and delight in what is arguably the most inventive productive storytelling series on television.
Their ability to subvert and surprise makes every show a unique experience for the audience. It is the antidote to a world of familiar cozy TV formats.advertising
The last time we were Inside No. 9 on our screens was the Halloween special Dead Line 2018, an ambitious live show that was hailed as the TV event of the year.