Mitchell and Webb hint at possible Peep Show return

They'd like it to be at least ten years down the line.

Celebrated comedians David Mitchell and Robert Webb have hinted that their critically-acclaimed cult sitcom Peep Show could be returning in the future.

In a joint interview with NME magazine, Mitchell revealed that the pair have previously spoken with fellow Peep Show writer Sam Bain about potentially revisiting their beloved cast of characters 10 years down the line.

“When it ended, Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong and Rob [Webb] and I agreed that we would be up for doing a return to those characters in 10 or more years' time.”

"I think it would be a different show. I think we would give it a different name but I'd certainly love to work with Sam and Jesse again and I think they would be interested to write those characters again but at the other end of their lives when they're 50 odd or even older."

Peep Show originally ran for nine six-episode seasons from 2003 to 2015 on Channel 4 and revolved around the misadventures of socially-awkward friends Mark (Mitchell) and Jez (Webb). It holds the record for the broadcaster's longest-running sitcom and has won countless awards including Comedy of the Year in 2007, 2009 and 2010.

Webb added his agreement about leaving it a little while before making a return to the show. 

"I know that all four of us have said that we're keeping the door on the latch for a return when Mark and Jeremy are much older, and I mean seriously older, otherwise it's just a tired reboot."

Mitchell and Webb are currently starring in Channel 4's brand-new sitcom Back as a pair of brothers preparing to take over their late father's pub. 

Source: The Independant

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