Last ever series of ‘Peep Show’ is about to start shooting

David Mitchell tweets a picture from the 'last ever read-through'

The last ever series of Peep Show is about to start shooting.

One of the show’s leads, David Mitchell, posted a photograph yesterday (July 16) from the “last ever read-through” before filming begins. The photograph shows him alongside regular co-stars Robert Webb, Paterson Joseph and Matt King.

Mitchell and Webb have starred as hapless flatmates Mark and Jez in Peep Show since it premiered on Channel 4 in 2003. Created by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, the popular sitcom has run for eight series to date, the most recent of which aired in 2012. The forthcoming ninth series, confirmed to be its last, will air on Channel 4 later this year.

Last month (June), the Radio Times learned that Objective USA, the US division of the production company that makes Peep Show, is “in negotiations about Peep Show in America”. Two previous attempts to remake the series for an American audience – the first in 2005, the second in 2008 – failed to make it beyond the scriptwriting stage.