David Mitchell And Robert Webb Are Coming Back And We Hope It's As Good As Peep Show

TV hasn't quite been the same since Mark and Jez left our screens in 2015, but fans of the El Dude Brothers will be pleased to hear that David Mitchell and Robert Webb are returning to Channel 4 for their first joint project since Peep Show.

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Back, which hits screens in early autumn, sees Mitchell and Webb hook back up with Peep Show writer Simon Blackwell and shares a similarity to their hit series in that Mitchell and Webb's characters don't exactly see eye to eye.

The plot follows Stephen (David), the son of a much-loved pub landlord who dies and leaves his offspring to step up to the mark and prove himself as a publican. Up to this point in his life all Stephen has to show is a failed marriage, an unsuccessful stint as a lawyer in London and a disappointing pub refurb, but could that all be about to change?

Well, no. The arrival of charismatic former foster child of Stephen's parents, Andrew (Robert), shakes things up. He's interesting, everyone loves him, he's lived all over the world and now Stephen is convinced he's a dangerous sociopath, hell-bent on stealing his life.

The series will be made up of six episodes and is in the capable hands of writer Blackwell, who as well as having worked on Peep Show is also behind The Thick Of It and The Armstrong And Miller Show.

Peep Show was a cult favourite and the longest running sitcom ever to feature on Channel 4. Sadly, it ended almost two years ago, but the show's creators haven't ruled out the possibility of it coming back.

"We don't plan to kill them off so the opportunity to do more would be there if we chose to," writers Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong previously admitted.

Perhaps the secret to Mitchell and Webb's onscreen chemistry is the fact that they're mates in real life. "If we worked in an office together," says David in an interview for The Guardian, "we'd be friends and go to the pub."

"The thing we have in common is that we make each other laugh," agrees Webb, "whether we turn that into money or do it just for the fun of it. It happens less frequently now these days, we've both got our own families, but if we do end up in the pub or at weddings and if I make a joke, apart from my wife, the first person I will look at in the room is David to see if it was funny or not."

"Same with me," says Mitchell.

Peep Show might be gone for now but it lives on in the form of Super Hans who has made a successful career as a DJ, touring clubs and festivals in character.

You can catch him all over the UK this summer, most likely smoking crack and creating a powerful sense of dread.

Words: Paddy Maddison

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

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