After five years, Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele” is coming to an end and the big screen future is looking awfully bright for the comedy duo
All good things continue to come to an end today as Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele reveal to The Wrap that their hit sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” will finish its run at the conclusion of the currently-airing fifth season.
“This is our final season,” Key tells the outlet, “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… 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 me might do for Comedy Central. There’s lots of stuff we have cooking up.”
In addition to Police Academy, Key and Peele are currently working on their upcoming original New Line comedy Keanu. Also set to star Gabrielle Union, Will Forte and Method Man, Keanu sees Key and Peele as two friends who, in an an attempt to rescue a kidnapped kitten (presumably named after the John Wick star), decide to pose as a pair of gangsters. Unfortunately for them, their charade attracts the attention of a murderous drug lord (Method Man).
Paramount Pictures also has a Substitute Teacher movie on the way, based on Key’s “Key & Peele” sketch character Mr. Garvey, an inner-city substitute who doesn’t quite fit in when he’s assigned to teach a room full of middle-class white students.
The fifth and final season of “Key & Peele” began airing earlier this month and, with eight episodes left to go, should conclude sometime around September 16.