David Mitchell has dashed fans’ expectations that the Peep Show cast might reunite for a 20th anniversary special episode.
The acclaimed cult sitcom, which aired on Channel 4 for nine seasons between 2003 and 2015, has only grown in popularity as a result of its Netflix availability.
It followed Mitchell’s character Mark Corrigan and Robert Webb‘s Jeremy Usborne through their numerous adventures and tribulations while living in Croydon in the 2000s.
The first season debuted in September 2003 and went on to become an award-winning sitcom, leaving fans hoping for a major 20-year cast reunion.
However, nothing appears to be planned to commemorate the anniversary, and David Mitchell has now put an end to all conjecture by stating that nothing is planned.
‘No, we are not organising an event. I am very proud of it, but having made it so long ago it reminds me of my own mortality!’ he joked with Graham Norton.
He did, however, concede that he is more like Mark Corrigan than we imagined while sitting with Kylie Minogue, Stephen Graham, and Mawaan Rizwan.
‘I love history and I love kings and queens,’ he told the BBC chat show, admitting that he’s particularly interested in the royals who ‘did dreadful things’.
Mitchell was speaking ahead of the publication of his new book, Unruly, which offers a funny take on English royalty’s past.
‘[The dreadful things] really weren’t very funny at the time, but because they happened so long ago, we can now laugh at them,’ he added.
Mitchell also addressed the recent viral craze in which women asked their male friends and family how much they thought about the Roman Empire.
On Wednesday, he appeared on The One Show and was asked by host Alex Jones how often he thought about Julius Caesar and company.
‘If I’m being honest, probably a couple of times a day,’ he said, adding: ‘The Roman Empire, it was so organised and so old, it’s so satisfying.’
‘It’s not like I have a long 15-minute think about aqueducts, it just pops into your head. if you’re reading in Latin, if you see something in Latin, you’re thinking about the Roman Empire.’
The Graham Norton Show returns tonight at 10.40pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.