They’re ‘Back’

(Pictured above: Mitchell & Webb in ‘Back’)

Mitchell & Webb have returned.

Subscription indie streamer Sundance Now will debut Back, a six-episode series starring the popular British comedy duo, on Thursday, November 16.

Back is an “acerbic comedy” about “Stephen (David Mitchell) as he tries to follow in his recently deceased father’s footsteps and take over the family business, but his plans are soon foiled by the unexpected return of his estranged foster brother, Andrew (Robert Webb).”

Oscar nominee Simon Blackwell, known in the US for biting political satires such as HBO’s Veep and the film In the Loop, developed and wrote Back.  Ben Palmer directed.

That Mitchell & Webb Company, in association with Big Talk Productions for Channel 4 in the UK, produced Back.

The Mitchell & Webb comedy team are well-known in the UK for the sitcom Peep Show (which Blackwell also wrote for) and the sketch series That Mitchell and Webb Look.

You can watch all nine seasons of Peep Show with a Hulu subscription. The first eight seasons are also available through Amazon Prime.

That Mitchell and Webb Look is currently unavailable for streaming, but here’s an episode excerpt:

Sundance Now, offering independent films, documentaries and TV series, costs $6.99 monthly or $59.99 annually after a seven-day free trial. It’s available at sundancenow.com, or via iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox, Fire TV and Chromecast.

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