‘The IT Crowd’ to return for one-off final episode later this month

Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Perry have all returned for finale

The last ever episode of The IT Crowd is to air on Channel 4 at the end of this month (September).

Created by Graham Linehan, one half of the duo behind Father Ted, the office-set sitcom debuted on Channel 4 in 2006 and ran for four series. In May of this year Linehan announced he had locked down plans to revive the show for a special one-off finale and filming got underway later that month. Original stars Chris O’Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry have all returned for the final episode.

Now Linehan has used Twitter to reveal that the finale is due to air on Channel 4 very shortly.

The last episode will have a slightly longer 40-minute running time and Linehan apparently wrote the script over a year ago, but filming was held up by the cast members’ busy schedules.

Since the last series of the The IT Crowd, O’Dowd has appeared in Hollywood comedies such as Bridesmaids and This Is 40 and Ayoade wrote and directed hit British indie flick Submarine. Meanwhile, Parkinson has appeared in Sherlock and Berry recently guested on an episode of Portlandia.