The series will air spring 2024 on BBC Two.
The BBC has today announced a large number of the guest cast for the upcoming ninth and final series of Inside No.9 including a first-look picture.
With filming underway, the upcoming series will feature a guest cast including Dorothy Atkinson, Mark Bonnar, Charlie Cooper, Philippa Dunne, Siobhan Finneran, Joel Fry, Katherine Kelly, Matthew Kelly, Eddie Marsan, Vinette Robinson, Adrian Scarborough, Hayley Squires, Susan Wokoma and more.
Once again, the series will feature six new stand-alone stories, each being set in a different location, the style and tone changing each week as viewers are invited into the extraordinary world of Shearsmith and Pemberton’s storytelling.
Produced by BBC Studios Comedy Productions, Inside No.9 is BBC Two’s longest current-running comedy and consistently ranks as one of the biggest comedies across the channel. The show's popularity spans across the globe, with the series airing in the Nordics, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia and China. And executive produced by Adam Tandy and Josh Cole for BBC Studios.
Speaking about the upcoming series, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton said “It is with mixed emotions that we announce we have started filming the final series of Inside No. 9. We overheard some crew members the other day describe us as ‘a couple of Wonkas’ and that seems an apt description. We take the finest ingredients (stellar casts and creatives) and blend them with our secret recipe to produce unique confections that are delicious and often deadly. It has been the greatest privilege to have been allowed to make 55 wildly different episodes and we’ll miss the yearly challenge of trying to entertain and surprise our audience. We honestly feel like golden ticket winners - which makes us not a couple of Wonkas, but a pair of Charlies.”
To which, Director of BBC Comedy, Jon Petrie added “Reece and Steve have, once again, served up a stellar line up of guests to star alongside them in their funny, beautifully crafted and totally original scripts. Inside No. 9 will be hugely missed, but this final series promises to be a treat for all their avid fans.”And Josh Cole, Head of Comedy at BBC Studios Productions, said “Inside No.9 is an all time comedy great, and Reece and Steve’s achievement in writing 55 extraordinary episodes is little short of breathtaking. There is something so special about this show, and we will miss making it more than words can say.”
Inside No.9 returns spring 2024 on BBC Two