The final series of Peep Show has started filming – and Mark and Jeremy appear to be ironing out their differences with a game of tennis.
First filming day of Peep Show series 9! That's 'series', not 'season'. Six episodes doth not a season make. And I say 'film' but.. ANYWAY!
— Robert Webb (@arobertwebb) August 3, 2015
Mark (played by David Mitchell) looks to be channelling his inner Andy Murray judging by co-creator Sam Bain’s pictures from the set, while Jez (Robert Webb) clearly hasn’t read the Wimbledon dress code.
— Sam Bain (@sambaintv) August 4, 2015
Lovely polo shirt Mark.
Doesn’t Jez look happy to be back?
More stunning behind the scenes pics not involving Mark or Jeremy here.
The ninth and final series of Peep Show is set to air on Channel 4 at the end of the year – although the comedy’s producers recently confirmed that the US will be trying (for a third time) to create an American version.
Series eight ended with Mark’s girlfriend Dobby set to take a job in New York, but David Mitchell was tight-lipped about the plot when we asked him earlier this year.
“I’m afraid I can’t tell you anything about the plot, but it is definitely the last series,” he said. “Rob, [writers] Sam and Jesse and I have always said, ‘Who knows, when we’re all sixty, we might do a Whatever Happened to Mark and Jeremy series’, so we’re still reserving the right to do that.
“But in terms of the show as it currently is, it’s definitely the last. I’ll be very sad to say goodbye to it.”
Mitchell’s photo from the read-through last month revealed that Mark’s boss Alan Johnson (played by Paterson Joseph) and Super Hans would feature in the final series.
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
Meanwhile original cast member Olivia Colman said she would do “anything” to be in the final run: “I’ve seen the writers,” she said, “and I’ve said I’d do anything, even a drive-by scene, to be in it.”
And there could well be a place for her: Mitchell said that because they knew this would be the last series, they would be able to “make a bit of a fuss” about it. Does that leave the door open for one last excruciating Peep Show reunion?