Twelve years after the first episode of Channel 4 comedy series Peep Show, starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb as roommates Mark Corrigan and Jez Usborne, shooting has begun for the show’s ninth and final season. As the longest-running comedy series on Channel 4, the show was last aired in 2012, and has taken three years to begin filming for the shows’ farewell season.
The news follows David Mitchell’s announcement on twitter of the show’s last read-through, stating that he would shave off his beard to reprise the role. Alongside Mitchell and Webb, the show will see the return of Paterson Joseph as previous Loans Manager Alan Johnson, and Matt King as Jez’ friend Super Hans. No more information about the final season has been released as of yet, other than creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong confirming that neither of the duo are to be killed off, and still co-inhabit – at least for the series’ opening episodes.
LAST EVER Peep Show readthrough today. I promise I will shave before we start shooting. pic.twitter.com/T7r6oidoNX
— David Mitchell (@RealDMitchell) July 16, 2015