Inside No. 9 fans assemble: the trailer for season 8 is upon us, giving fans their first look at another batch of wickedly funny tales from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.
While the plot details are being kept under wraps, the footage does gives us a glimpse at some of the familiar faces enlisted to play the latest cohort of larger-than-life characters.
Amanda Abbington (Sherlock), Anita Dobson (EastEnders), Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing), Claire Rushbrook (My Mad Fat Diary), Frances Barber (Dreamland), and Leon Herbert (Ghosts) are on the line-up this time around.
Viewers can also expect to see Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey), Menyee Lai (Stay Close), Moyo Akandé (Guilt), Robin Askwith (The Madame Blanc Mysteries), Samantha Spiro (Sex Education), Sheila Reid (Benidorm), Phil Daniels (House of the Dragon) and Ayda Kiiza.
No doubt fans will be savouring this latest instalment, following recent comments from Pemberton that suggest the series could be ending soon.
Here's what we know about Inside No. 9 season 8 so far.
Inside No. 9 season 8 release date speculation
Inside No. 9 will return to BBC Two and BBC iPlayer on Thursday 27th April at 10pm.
The series was renewed for a second season earlier this year.
Shearsmith and Pemberton said at the time: "We are thrilled to invite viewers inside a new set of funny and frightening number 9s; take your shoes off, make yourself at home and switch your devices to Do Not Disturb. Well, it might work."
Inside No. 9 season 8 cast
In January 2023, the BBC announced the full line-up for Inside No. 9 season 8, revealing another roster of big comedy names joining series creators Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.
Fans can expect appearances from Amanda Abbington (We Are Not Alone), Anita Dobson (EastEnders), Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing), Phil Daniels (House of the Dragon), Frances Barber (Uncle Vanya) and Claire Rushbrook (My Mad Fat Diary).
Leon Herbert (Ghosts), Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey), Menyee Lai (Stay Close), Moyo Akandé (Guilt), Robin Askwith (The Madame Blanc Mysteries), Samantha Spiro (Sex Education), Sheila Reid (Benidorm) and Ayda Kiiza complete the season 8 cast.
Inside No. 9 season 8 episodes
Each episode of Inside No. 9 takes place in a different location, and the one unifying feature is that each one incorporates the number '9' in some capacity.
Season 8 began with Christmas special The Bones of St Nicholas, an episode set in a disused church where a group of campers were spending the night. The number '9' corresponded to a pew.
The only other setting revealed so far is a London bus, where conductors played by Shearsmith and Pemberton will cross paths with an unknown individual played by Robin Askwith.
The writing duo have long resisted fan requests for an episode set on a bus, so their decision to finally have a crack at it provoked a huge response on social media.
Is there an Inside No. 9 season 8 trailer?
Yes, there is! Watch it below: