Key & Peele Ending After 5 Seasons


Comedy Central series Key & Peele will finish up after 5 seasons.

Keegan-Michael Key, one of the show’s two stars and co-creator, told The Wrap that he and Jordan Peele were calling it quits.

“This is our final season – and it’s not because of Comedy Central, it’s us,” Key said.

“It was just time for us to explore other things, together and apart. I compare it to Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. We might make a movie and then do our own thing for three years and then come back and do another movie.”

Key said the plan was for the comedy duo to “bang out a movie”every three years.

The Comedy Central series has had quite a successful run since it launched in 2012, winning a Peabody Award in 2013 and receiving 8 Emmy nominations this year.

While the show’s loyal following will be understandably disappointed in the news, fans of the pair needn’t fret too much; there’s plenty of work on the horizon. Key & Peele regular director Peter Atencio has directed Keanu, a comedy co-written by Peele, Key said he’s going to be starring in a comedy shot in New York, and Peele will be directing a horror film from his own screenplay. On top of that, the two are working on a Police Academy reboot.

Key & Peele‘s fifth season has already been completely filmed and will be playing out into September.