Emmys 2016: Key & Peele promise to work together again
Riding high off Key & Peele‘s Emmys win for Best Variety Sketch Series, fans of the late Comedy Central series were treated to some good news from the two stars: They’ll find find a way to work together again and again.
After claiming their trophies, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key were asked if, after the success of their tandem comedy Keanu and the Emmys win, they would make them consider coming back for specials.
“Yes. We definitely want to make movies together, and we want to make movies apart from each other, because it just makes it even better when we get back together,” Peele said backstage Sunday night. “I just wrote and directed a thriller I’m very excited about. Keegan’s doing some great acting on things I don’t want to mention, in case they’re not announced yet. But yeah, we will always come back and do things together.”
“We can’t quit each other,” Key added. “You saw that movie.”
Key & Peele ended last fall after 53 episodes over five seasons. The duo, who co-created the Peabody Award-winning series, made the decision to end the show as both wanted to try out different projects. Keanu happened to be a collaborative project, that set the actors on an epic, absurd journey to reclaim a stolen cat from a dangerous gang.
“[Peele is] doing his thriller, I’m doing a Netflix series. It’s a very Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder thing,” Key added Sunday night. “We’re going to do our thing and come back together, do our own thing, come back together.”
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