Current season of TV’s ‘Key & Peele’ will be its last: ‘It was just time’

26 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘Key & Peele’ To End After Current Season.

The current season of “Key & Peele” will be the last for the show but not the end of the collaboration between creators and stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Co-creator and star Keegan-Michael Key told The Wrap in an interview published Saturday why he and partner Jordan Peele have decided to end the series. “I compare it to Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. The show, which airs on Comedy Central, was nominated for seven Emmy Awards this year, including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Key.

Jordan Peele plays the lone young black man in his very peppy, very white, a cappella ensemble, until an interloping musician (Keegan-Michael Key) comes in and threatens to steal Peele’s group out from under him. “Do you have any idea how long it took for me to infiltrate this group?” Peele asks Key with a scowl after practice. The show also won a Peabody Award in 2013, and Key performed his popular character of President Obama’s “anger translator” along with the president himself earlier this year. A lot of the comedy comes simply from how the two manage to deliver a master class in side-eye in between bouts of 8-part harmonies and “soulful” doo-wop fills, but the surprise button at the end (which we won’t spoil) casts the whole sketch in a new light. The pair’s contributions helped Comedy Central rack up 25 Emmy noms for the upcoming ceremony. “We might make a movie and then do our own thing for three years and then come back and do another movie”.

While fans might be mourning the loss of the sketch series, Key said he and Peele already have plans to collaborate on new projects – including a reboot of a classic comedy franchise. “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 we might do for Comedy Central.

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