BBC Two confirmed today that their dark comedy anthology series Inside No. 9 will return for a third season.
The half-hour series, created by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton in 2014, has no set story nor regular cast of characters. Each episode is a self-contained story set in a new setting with new characters that reside in a location with the number 9. The location can be a mansion, a theater, the room of a Victorian medium. Typically, Shearsmith and Pemberton will play characters in each story.
The series’ second season ended in April this year and over the course of its total 12 episodes, the show has earned considerable critical attention, including a Royal Television Society Programme award win for Best Comedy Performance and two British Comedy Award nominations.
From BBC Comedy Commissioner Shane Allen, in a statement:
Reece and Steve’s grasp of story-telling and comic inventiveness slices the top of your head off. This return will continue to enthral (sic) and surprise audiences with some ideas that may even make you want to sleep with the light on.”
What do you think? Have you seen Inside No. 9? Are you excited for more?