‘Key & Peele’ to End After Current Season But Stars Have A Lot Underway
Critically acclaimed Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele will not return after its current fifth season ends in September.
“This is our final season – and it’s not because of Comedy Central, it’s us,” Keegan-Michael Key told The Wrap. “It was just time for us to explore other things, together and apart.”
While the news is a bummer, Key and Jordan Peele will continue their working relationship on other projects, including movies.
“We might make a movie and then do our own thing for three years and then come back and do another movie,” Key revealed.
“There will be Key & Peele productions coming up,” he said. “We’re doing the reboot of ‘Police Academy,’ and there’s a TV show in the works that me might do for Comedy Central. There’s lots of stuff we have cooking up.”
Their first film together will be Keanu, which is about a kidnapped kitten and the two friends who pose as drug dealers to infiltrate the criminal underworld in order to rescue it.
The duo is also working on an untitled horror movie exploring the fears of being a black man in American today.
Key & Peele was nominated for several Emmy awards this year, including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Key.
The 2013 Peabody Award-winning series began its Comedy Central run on January 31, 2012.
Its premiere episode drew in 2.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched launch on the network since 2009.
The show’s fifth season started on July 8 and will end in September 2015.
Their “TeachingCenter” sketch, pointing out what it’d be like if we obsessed over teachers the way we do athletes, went viral this week. Watch below.