The End of the F***ing World press pack
An 8-part darkly comic road trip tale, The End of the F***ing World invites viewers into the confused lives of teen outsiders James (Alex Lawther – Black Mirror, The Imitation Game) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden – The Lobster, Ellen, Penny Dreadful) as they decide to escape from their families and embark on a road trip to find Alyssa’s estranged father. As the pair get caught up in a series of violent events, they find themselves on a journey of discovery that becomes progressively ominous, trailed by two uniquely mismatched police detectives – played by BAFTA-winning Wunmi Mosaku (Damilola Our Loved Boy) and Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, The Moorside).
James, 17, is pretty sure he’s a psychopath – emotionally detached, cold and disdainful, he’s decided he’s ready to graduate from killing animals. He thinks it might be interesting to kill something bigger…a human. And he’s got the perfect person in mind…
Alyssa, also 17, is new in school – cool and moody, she’s existential angst made flesh. But despite being popular at school, she still feels like she doesn’t belong. Spotting James one day at school, however, she thinks she may have found a soulmate…
The End of the F***ing World, written by Charlie Covell and based on the award-winning series of comic books by Charles Forsman, is a dark, intriguing, tense and chilling tale shot through with moments of absurdity and humour. The series is directed by Jonathan Entwistle and Lucy Tcherniak and produced by Kate Ogborn for Clerkenwell Films and Dominic Buchanan Productions. Executive Producers are Murray Ferguson, Ed Macdonald, Andy Baker, Petra Fried, Jonathan Entwistle and Dominic Buchanan. The show is a co-production with Netflix.
Episode 1 will premiere on Channel 4 on Tuesday 24th October after which the rest of the boxset will then be immediately available, exclusively on All 4.
Press pack contents
Programme information for the new 8-part darkly comic road trip tale
We speak to Alex Lawther about playing James who is emotionally detached, cold and disdainful
Interview with Gemma Whelan who plays DC Eunice Noon
We speak to Charlie about adapting the graphic novel for TV and writing the show