Stars announced for Inside No 9 series six | Filming ends on six new episodes © BBC Studios

Stars announced for Inside No 9 series six

Filming ends on six new episodes

The guest cast has been announced for the next series of Inside No 9.

Guest stars will include Fleabag’s Sian Clifford, Adrian Dunbar from Line of Duty and comedy favourite Nick Mohammed – while Sir Derek Jacobi becomes the first actor to return to the show, having  providedthe voice of Dennis Fulcher in the series 3 episode The Devil of Christmas.

Also joining the sixth season are Patterson Joseph from Peep Show, Lindsay Duncan (A Discovery of Witches), Kevin Bishop (Porridge), Bhavna Limbachia (Coronation Street), Sarah Parish (W1A) and Gemma Whelan (Upstart Crow).

More names set to be confirmed later

The news comes as filming wraps on the six new darkly comic tales, and the BBC releases the first image from the series showing Reece Shearsmith as a policeman and Steve Pemberton in scruffy clothes, filming in the countryside.

In a statement, the creators said:  ‘We started filming in March last year but had to hit pause due to the pandemic.

‘After a nine-month gestation it’s a relief to finally deliver our sixth series to the world. As proud parents we couldn’t possibly choose a favourite, but like any youngest sibling this series is cheeky, funny - and can get away with murder…’

Shane Allen, the BBC’s controller of comedy commissioning, added: ‘Reece and Steve plough yet more fertile, genre-bending ground as their relentless powers of invention grip, dazzle and amuse in surprising new ways.

‘Their writing draws the cream of British comedy talent to these modern masterpieces.’

The show will return to BBC Two later this year, with broadcast  to e  confirmed.

Inside No. 9 production credits

Created and written by:  Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton
Made by: BBC Studios Comedy
Commissioned by: Shane Allen, controller of BBC comedy commissioning and Patrick Holland, controller of BBC Two
Executive producer: Jon Plowman  
Produced by: Adam Tandy
Commissioning editor for the BBC: Gregor Sharp

Published: 27 Jan 2021

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