Channel 4 have announced that RTS Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated series The End of the F***ing World will return.
As well as being All 4’s best performing exclusive single series (which enjoyed the best launch week ever for any All 4 exclusive single series or stunt launch) the show garnered a legion of committed fans, making it All 4’s most-binged show of any exclusive single series. The End of The F***ing World was co-commissioned by Netflix and Channel 4.
The first series saw teen outsiders James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden) embark on a road trip which descended into darkly comic chaos. After finding themselves embroiled in a series of violent events they are soon trailed by two uniquely mismatched police detectives, played by BAFTA-winning Wunmi Mosaku and Gemma Whelan After a shocking series finale, only one thing is certain…expect the unexpected.
Ian Katz, Director of Programmes at Channel 4, said: “Lurching between black and joyous, The End of The F***ing World was one of the most original and beguiling pieces of drama to emerge from Britain in years. I’m so proud that Channel 4 brought it to the screen and beyond excited that Charlie and the brilliant team at Clerkenwell are giving us a second helping.”
Beth Willis, Head of Drama at Channel 4, commented: “The End of The F***ing World is a truly special show that constantly intrigues. It has an almost alchemical blend of pitch-black humour and beautifully warm tenderness which marks it out as a truly unique show. We’re so proud that this global success story began at Channel 4 and that a second series is on its way. Charlie’s witty, wonderful world is back and we can’t wait to see where she takes it next.”
Murray Ferguson, Chief Executive of Clerkenwell Films: said: “The love for this show is amazing and has gone from strength to strength, and from right across the globe. We can’t wait to tell the next chapters of the story…”
Charlie Covell, writer, added: “I’m completely thrilled that we’re going again and I’m delighted to be back working with such a great team.”
The first series is streaming on Netflix Worldwide