Peep Show’s Mitchell and Webb reunite for new sitcom

Here’s some incredible news for fans of Channel 4’s Peep Show.

Peep Show
Peep Show/Channel 4

The hit sitcom’s stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb are set to reunite in a new comedy about a dysfunctional family running a pub.

And there’s even more good news. The show is written by regular Peep Show writer Simon Blackwell, who also worked on In The Loop and Veep. Hurrah!

The new comedy is called Back, and David Mitchell plays the part of Stephen, who inherits the family pub following the death of his dad. Webb plays his foster brother Andrew, who turns up out of the blue at his funeral and is more than a little keen to rejoin the family.

Spaced and I’m Alan Partridge star Julia Deakin plays Stephen’s bohemian mother Ellen, and sister Cass is played by Louise Brearley – Sherlock’s Molly Hooper.

Mitchell and Webb
Mitchell and Webb/Rex

“To have Mitchell and Webb and Simon Blackwell working together is a very exciting prospect,” said Phil Clarke, head of comedy at Channel 4.

“It’s a unique configuration of some seriously big comedy minds. Simon has written a very funny and clever script with a strong emotional heart that takes Robert Webb and David Mitchell in a new and genuinely intriguing direction.”

Kenton Allen, chief executive of Big Talk Productions, added: “Blackwell, Mitchell and Webb are some of the finest comedy minds I’ve ever encountered, a supergroup of incredibly witty individuals.

“The show was an absolute pleasure to develop with them and I only hope the audience will laugh as much when they see Back as I have when spending time with these masters of their craft.”

Mitchell and Webb
Mitchell and Webb/Rex

Blackwell added: “It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to write for David and Robert again, and very exciting to be surrounded by such a superb cast, director and production team.”