Saturday 24 February 2018

Last ever series of Peep Show hits Channel 4 next month but don't expect a happy ending

Robert Webb and David Mitchell in Peep Show
Robert Webb and David Mitchell in Peep Show
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The final series of Peep Show will kick off on Channel 4 on November 11, wrapping up 12 years of hilarity courtesy of Mark and Jez.

Filming wrapped on the final six episodes of the ninth series last month with David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman, and Hans Super.

The hit comedy reunites David Mitchell with co-star Robert Webb to once again inhabit the roles of former co-habiting losers Mark and Jez.

Screenwriters Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, who have written for the series since it began in 2003, revealed they won't be killing the guys off, just in case they want to resurrect them again in future.

Webb admits that filming the end of the show was "emotional" and it looks like their on-screen goodbye might not be exactly happy either.

"They will be on horrible pain as usual," Webb told The Mirror recently.  "They will not win the lottery.  They will not have a happy ending.

According to the British Comedy Guide, the first episode sees Mark and Jeremy reconciling to celebrate with a newly clean Super Hans.

"Last time we saw Mark and Jeremy they had just been mildly electrocuted in a field, abandoned by Dobby despite their declarations of love," they reveal.

"It looked like the end of the El Dude Brothers. But now time has passed, and while Jez has some rather constrictive new living quarters, and Mark has a new flatmate and has landed a bank job, it seems that the wounds have not yet healed. Jeremy is reluctant to apologise, at least until the time is right. Mark on the other hand - content thanks to Napoleon's correspondence - is determined not to show any emotional scars.

"The pair have to put their differences aside however in order to celebrate with a newly clean and healthy Super Hans. But despite his best efforts a good detox can only last so long. When Jeremy goes cap in hand to ask for a loan it appears Mark might have his chance for revenge..."

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