Filming for the latest series only started back in October with the show’s creator Robert Popper confirming the news on Twitter.
Popper posted a photograph of the first slate of the new series, with the caption: “And thus we begin…”
Written and produced by Robert Popper, the sitcom follows a middle class Jewish family living in north London, consisting of mum and dad Jackie and Martin, and adult sons Jonny and Adam, as they return to their parents’ home each Friday evening for a traditional Jewish family meal.
“I’m really looking forward to exploring new avenues with series 6. Inspector de Vries (Paul Ritter) will still be working on the Rynsburger case, but this time he’s joined by new partner-in-crime, Mees Janssen (Tom Rosenthal), fresh out of Rotterdam Police Academy. Eva de Bruin (Tamsin Greig) is now trying to regain control of her pharmaceutical company, after an aggressive takeover-bid by the always-cunning Sem Teuling (Simon Bird). But can ‘Vos’ (Mark Heap) and his faithful dog, ‘de Welson’ save the day?”
The series is actually one of Channel 4’s longest running sitcoms, having first aired in 2011. Series 5 is the second highest-rated series so far, beaten only by the first while averaging a viewership of 1.9 million per episode.
Speaking about the show’s popularity, Kenton Allen, Big Talk – who produce the show – CEO said:
“Friday Night Dinner has grown into a monster hit for Channel 4 and it’s incredibly exciting to see the audience growing every season as new viewers fall in love with the antics of the Goodman household. It’s also incredible that Robert has singlehandedly written and produced all 31 episodes so far, which must make him one of the most prolific comedy writer/producers working today. We’re incredibly grateful to Channel 4 for letting him have another go. Fingers crossed!”
Friday Night Dinner Series 6 will consist of six new half-hour episodes.