Former Peep Show co-stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb are reuniting for a new Channel 4 sitcom.

The new show will be called Back and will be written by the Emmy-award winning Simon Blackwell. Blackwell was also a writer for Peep Show, and Webb expressed his excitement at the prospect of working with him again.

"It's great to be making a new show for Channel 4, a broadcaster which has always been huge supporter of new comedy, and with a writer of Simon Blackwell’s talent," said Webb, who was most recently seen in the rebooted ITV drama Cold Feet.

"And, in Simon Blackwell, we've found a writer of precisely Simon Blackwell’s talent."

Webb added: "His writing is deep, dark, warm and funny - like a hot tub brimming with laughing gravy. That sounds disgusting."

Back will have a six-part first season and it's set to air in early 2017.

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