Reece Shearsmith has confirmed a third series of black comedy Inside No. 9.
The 46-year-old, who created, writes and stars in the BBC Two show, revealed on Twitter that he and co-creator and co-writer Steve Pemberton have already worked on the script for the new series.
This is rumour control – here are the facts. We are indeed making a third series of “Inside No 9”. Steve and I have written the new series.
— Reece Shearsmith (@ReeceShearsmith) October 20, 2015
He called his post ‘rumour control’. The news was well received by fans of the programme.
However, More Inside No. 9 is fantastic news.
— Ken Shabby (@MrKenShabby) October 20, 2015
I’m so excited for the new series of inside no 9 the last series was amazing
— spooky beth (@hoIIowIies) October 20, 2015
More Inside No. 9 is good news. One of the few ongoing telly things I look forward to…
— Richard Wells (@Slippery_Jack) October 20, 2015
Inside no 9 series 3!! oh my good lord i am so happy! i knew they could get it re-comissioned!
— Melody J (@grohllikeatroll) October 20, 2015
YAY! Inside No 9 is returning for a third series… https://t.co/hIAeqytXpU
— Elliot Gonzalez (@elliot_gonzalez) October 20, 2015
Inside No. 9, which made its debut on screens in 2014, is a series of standalone stories about the peculiar goings-on at different houses with the same door number.
The darkly comic instalments are set in a variety of locations from a sleeping car on a French train to a seance in a grand Victorian villa, to an actor’s dressing room, a 17th-century village and a volunteer call centre.
The second series, which ended in April, featured guest stars such as Sheridan Smith, Jack Whitehall, Alison Steadman, Jane Horrocks and Julie Hesmondhalgh.
Reece previously teased that the third series will be ‘slightly different”.
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton in Inside No. 9 (BBC)
“This is slightly different, because it’d be six different things again – and that’s possibly a good thing,” he told Digital Spy.
“It’s not a third series of something they might think has run its course, ‘cos as long as we can think of six new different stories, they all could be fresh and interesting again.”