Inside No. 9 has finally ended after a decade of frightening twists and lots of chuckles.
The classic BBC anthology series will be finished once its ninth season premieres this year, with production on the final run of episodes already complete.
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, who initially became famous together on League of Gentlemen, launched the show in 2014, and it’s almost time to say goodbye.
Steve shared a shot of a clapperboard indicating that they had completed the second take of a seventh scene, admitting that there were’mixed emotions’ as things came to a close.
He wrote on X: ‘Time to say goodbye to #InsideNo9 having just wrapped series 9. This takes us to 55 episodes, a very decent innings.
‘Mixed emotions but can’t wait to share what we’ve made.’
Time to say goodbye to #InsideNo9 having just wrapped series 9. This takes us to 55 episodes, a very decent innings. Mixed emotions but can’t wait to share what we’ve made.@ReeceShearsmith pic.twitter.com/VdE8AhMWLp
— Steve Pemberton (@SP1nightonly) February 1, 2024
His co-star and longtime collaborator Reece also shared a similar post, showing a close-up of the board focused on the words: ‘That’s a wrap!’
In a since-deleted post, he wrote: ‘The end. That’s it for “Inside No 9” series 9. What a journey the last ten years have been. But today we arrived at the final stop.
‘So long. Farewell. And thanks for all your kind support and love for the show over the years. We’ll miss it.’
For those who are unaware, each episode of the series is a self-contained 30-minute drama with a variety of influences, ranging from pure comedy to gothic horror, all taking place within a building, room or even pedalo marked nine.
As often, little is known about the new series, with plots and characters kept carefully under wraps.
However, part of the cast has been revealed, including Stars In Their Eyes host Matthew Kelly in an unidentified role, as well as Dorothy Atkinson, Charlie Cooper from This Country, Mark Bonnar, and Philippa Dunne from Derry Girls.
The cast includes Plebs’ Joel Fry, Happy Valley’s Siobhan Finneran, Eddie Marsan, Vinette Robinson, Adrian Scarborough, and Susan Wokoma.
Speaking about the final series, creators Reece and Steve previously said: ‘It is with mixed emotions that we announce we have started filming the final series of Inside No. 9.
‘We overheard some crew members the other day describe us as “a couple of Wonkas” and that seems an apt description.
‘We take the finest ingredients (stellar casts and creatives) and blend them with our secret recipe to produce unique confections that are delicious and often deadly.
‘It has been the greatest privilege to have been allowed to make 55 wildly different episodes and we’ll miss the yearly challenge of trying to entertain and surprise our audience.
‘We honestly feel like golden ticket winners – which makes us not a couple of Wonkas, but a pair of Charlies.’
Inside No. 9 is returning to the BBC this year.