Inside No.9 writer and creator Reece Shearsmith has confirmed that the show’s next series has been written.
The fourth instalment of the BBC anthology show – from the creators of The League Of Gentlemen – aired last year. A Halloween special followed, which was applauded and hailed as “incredible” by fans.
Shearsmith has now revealed that writing for the fifth season of Inside No. 9 is complete. Taking to Twitter, the writer teased fans by uploading an image of the show’s scripts.
“Deep breath,” he captioned the post. “Here we go again. Series 5.” Check out the snap below.
— Reece Shearsmith (@ReeceShearsmith) January 7, 2019
Fans in the comments section shared their excitement, with one commenting: “Best news of 2019!!!!”. Another said: “I *may* have just peed a little.”
Further plot details or an official release date have not yet been revealed. However, co-creator and writer Steve Pemberton previously hinted that audiences could be in for some shocking surprises.
“Our aim for the series as a whole is for people to think, ‘My God, I have never seen anything like that,’” he told Den of Geek.
During last year’s Halloween special, viewers initially thought that the show was suffering from technical issues. It soon transpired however that the hitch was all part of the episode – which went on to feature a series of grisly ghosts, murders and a rather unlikely appearance from The One Show.
Inside No. 9 premiered back in 2014 – with each episode delivering a separate story, new characters, and location.