Inside No 9 to return | Fourth series set to start shooting next month © BBC/Richard Ansett

Inside No 9 to return

Fourth series set to start shooting next month

Inside No 9 is to return for a fourth series of six new episodes.

The news comes before most of the third season even airs.

Creators Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith said: ‘It’s time for the neighbours at No.7 and No.11 to get worried again. 

‘We are delighted at the prospect of a fourth series and venturing into six more properties with a 9 on the door.’

The BBC’s head of comedy, Shane Allen, who commissioned the new series, added: ‘Reece and Steve set their own bar ever higher with each series, they are consistently brilliant. Their powers of invention and story-telling are sublime and when you factor in their dazzling performances and tremendous cameo choices this really is British television at its very best.’

As before, the fourth anthology will feature a range of locations and guest stars, and combine horror and comedy.

The opening episode of the third series, The Devil Of Christmas, aired last month, with the rest launched to journalists this morning.

Chris Sussman, head of comedy at producers BBC Studios, added: ‘There aren't many series that boast such craft and creativity in every episode, and I can't wait to see six more stories."

Filming on the new series is expected to start next month, when Pemberton has finished his West End run in Dead Funny.

Published: 19 Jan 2017

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