Inside No. 9 given fifth series

Tempting Fate
Picture Shows: Nick (REECE SHEARSMITH), Keith (STEVE PEMBERTON). Image Credit: BBC/Sophie Mutevelian.

The comedy anthology Inside No. 9 will return for a fifth series next year.

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s dark comedy drama, will be back for more twisted tales after its most successful series yet. The opening episode, Zanzibar, set on the ninth floor of a hotel, had the highest launch and consolidated ratings for the series, being seen by 1.8 million people.

Aside from the ratings, the series has also been collecting plenty of awards. Last week the series was named “Comedy of the Year” and “Best TV Comedy Drama” in the British Comedy Guide’s Awards.

The duo behind the series have said: “Having tried and failed to convince the BBC to produce a full Cheese & Crackers series (or at the very least a Summertime Special), we have reluctantly agreed to do another series of Inside No. 9. We will once again attempt to trick, tickle and terrify you – but not necessarily all at once. Unless there’s a twist. Which there won’t be. Or will there? Huge thanks to BBC Comedy and BBC Studios for their continued support, and to our loyal fans for continuing to spread the word.”

The final episode in the current series, Tempting Fate, airs tonight and there will be a review of it on OTB after it airs. Series 4 will be out on DVD and Blu-Ray next week.