Taking Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith's anthology to an apt nine series run.
The news was confirmed after the final episode of series seven aired on BBC Two that Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s critically acclaimed and BAFTA-award winning anthology series, Inside No.9, which launched in 2014, will return for series eight and nine as twelve brand new episodes have been commissioned.
Speaking about the news that Inside No.9 will return, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith said "In the greatest plot twist ever, the BBC have 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."
BBC's Commissioning Editor, 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."
To which Executive Producer for the BBC, Josh Cole added "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."
Each series will stay true to the show’s anthology format with each series containing six brand new standalone half hour films, each set in a different location, inviting viewers into Shearsmith and Pemberton’s world of the extraordinary and macabre.
The style and tone change each week, combining a different mix of horror, thriller, drama and comedy - always aiming to surprise, delight, unnerve and amuse.
Inside No.9 will return to BBC Two