Inside No. 9’s Steve Pemberton reveals hopes to take loved series to the West End

Could Inside No.9 become a stage show? (Picture: BBC)

Inside No. 9 star and creator Steve Pemberton has revealed that the whacky and creepily addictive series could be about to become a stage show.

The League Of Gentleman star is bringing to live the mysterious world of No. 9 once again for its fifth series next week – with even more characters gracing the walls of the house number.

Known for thinking outside of the box (like deliberately dropping off the air at the end of series four), Steve said that the stage show could be the next logical step.

By logic we mean No. 9 logic, obviously.

‘We certainly have talked about doing stage versions, whether it be pre-existing scripts or new ones,’ he said.

However he was quick to add that with the show being renewed, it might not be a problem.

The weird and wonderful series knows how to keep fans on their toes(Picture: BBC)
The new series kicks off from next Monday (Picture: BBC)

In the meantime, the show has been promised to up the weird stakes for now which – considering an entire episode was told in iambic pentameter once, is a massive stretch.

‘We plot where we hope you think it’s going, so that we can send you off down a false track and hopefully preserve a nice surprise,’ the star revealed.

‘I don’t know if we’re still succeeding, but that’s the challenge we set ourselves.’

Considering viewers went ballistic last time, we’ll say it’s working.

The upcoming series has been confirmed to have an all-star cast including Britannia and Walking Dead star David Morrissey.

Jenna Coleman and Maxine Peake will also be making appearances before the series is out.

Inside No. 9 returns Monday 3 February at 10pm on BBC Two.

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