Meet James and Alyssa. He thinks he’s a psychopath; she hates everyone, except James, maybe, and the dad she hasn’t seen for years. These two disaffected British teenagers embark on a road trip that takes them to some violent and unexpected places.
Comic book adaptation The End Of The F***ing World is a caustic, wry story of adolescent rage and vulnerability. It’s been carefully adapted from Charles Forsman’s US graphic novels by Charlie Covell, and stylishly directed by Jonathan Entwistle and Lucy Tcherniak.
Think True Romance meets Submarine. With all the makings of a cult hit, it’s stylish, dark, and written with real precision and a mordant sense of humour. At its centre are two captivating performances by Jessica Barden (The Lobster) and Alex Lawther (Black Mirror), with support from Steve Oram, Matt King, Gemma Whelan and Wunmi Mosaku.
To give you a taste of what to expect from next Tuesday’s Channel 4 premiere, here’s a first-look clip. (A final warning before you click that, as the clip says, it contains language that some viewers may find distressing.)
Co-produced with Netflix, all eight half-hour episodes will be available to stream on All 4 following the Channel 4 premiere on Tuesday the 24th of October at 10.20pm.