David Mitchell hoping for Peep Show reunion in 20 years

David Mitchell admits there is "certainly a possibility" that Peep Show's' ninth series could be its last but he hopes for a reunion in 20 years

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David Mitchell wants to bring 'Peep Show' back in 20 years if the series gets axed.

The comic suggested there is "certainly a possibility" the sitcom's upcoming ninth series could be its last but he is hoping the Channel 4 show - which follows the lives of two flatmates Mark Corrigan (David) and Jeremy 'Jez' Usbourne (Robert Webb) from their 20s to their 30s - will return at some point.

Speaking of the characters' futures, he told Digital Spy: "They're getting older, you know, and they're a bit old to be sharing a flat together.

"It's always been heightened reality, but it's always been a credible reality on 'Peep Show' and I think if it got to a stage where people were saying, 'I don't understand why these people are cohabiting,' then it would've jumped the shark.

"So I think we've got to contemplate the possibility of it winding down. But who knows, 20 years later, they might come back together in old age."

The 39-year-old star also suggested the next series of 'Peep show' might not air for two years.

He explained: "There's another one commissioned but Sam [Bain] and Jesse [Armstrong] - the writers - are really busy at the moment, so I don't think they'll have a chance to write it until next year.

"I can't imagine us shooting it any time before the second half of next year. [It could air in] maybe late 2014, maybe early 2015, that's my sort of guess at the moment.

"Hopefully, because the show's been running long enough, it's had enough momentum that people won't mind a bit of a gap. It'll create appetite for a new series."

David's comments come after Channel 4's Head of Comedy Phil Clarke recently confirmed the producers are in talks to "round off" the show.

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