Keegan-Micheal Key and Jordan Peele have made some fans very upset when it was announced that their Key & Peele run on Comedy Central is set to end once the current season (Season 5) is over.
Key broke the news on an interview with The Wrap, where he spoke about the future of both the show and his personal life and endeavors.
“This is our final season – and it’s not because of Comedy Central, it’s us. 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. I’m thinking we could do that every three years – take a year, go bang out a movie. That’s the plan right now.”
But, let’s not fret-they might be back sooner than expected.
“There will be Key & Peele productions coming up. We’re doing the reboot of Police Academy, and there’s a TV show in the works that we might do for Comedy Central. There’s lots of stuff we have cooking up,” Key added.
The show debuted on January 31, 2012, and has since become one of Comedy Central’s most acclaimed shows. Most recently, it was nominated for not 1, not 2 but 8 Emmys! At least the show is leaving with a bang.
In case you’ve been living under rock and haven’t seen any Key & Peele skits, check out some of my personal favorites below.