First-look images reveal Alyssa – now in a diner uniform - and a mysterious new character, Bonnie for the RTS award-winning show’s second series
After a series finale that left viewers reeling, this series sets the action two years on, with Alyssa (Jessica Barden, The Lobster, the forthcoming Jungleland) still dealing with the fallout of the events of the first series.
The acclaimed first series garnered a legion of fans and instantly became one of All4’s most-binged shows. It remains the best performing original All 4 Exclusive ever.
The second series of the RTS Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated show sees the introduction of the new character of Bonnie, played by BIFA-winning Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth, the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode IX). Bonnie is an outsider with a troubled past and a mysterious connection to Alyssa.
As to the fate of James (Alex Lawther, Black Mirror), who we last saw shot on a beach at the end of series one, expectant fans awaiting the new series — which will have its global premiere on Channel 4 this November – will have to watch on to find out…
Charlie Covell returns to write The End of the F***ing World which is inspired by the characters from the award-winning series of comic books by Charles Forsman. The original songs and score will again be written and performed by Graham Coxon. British directors Lucy Forbes (In My Skin) and Destiny Ekaragha (Gone Too Far) direct the first and second block respectively.
The series is produced by Clerkenwell Films and Dominic Buchanan Productions. Executive Producers are Murray Ferguson, Ed Macdonald, Andy Baker, Dominic Buchanan, Jonathan Entwistle and Charlie Covell. The Producer is Jenny Frayn. It was commissioned by Lee Mason, Commissioning Editor for Channel 4 Drama. It is a co-production from Netflix and Channel 4.
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Overview of series one:
“Brilliant. Gruesome, wickedly funny, and completely heartwarming.” – i-D
“The talk of the internet.” – NME
“A compelling, stylish take on the violent, romantic crime-thriller” – i
“An effing triumph” – Radio Times
Over eight addictive episodes in series one, written by Charlie Covell, viewers followed teen runaways James and Alyssa on a darkly comic road trip, which saw them caught in a spiral of dangerous events, only to be trailed and apprehended by two detectives, played by BAFTA-winning Wunmi Mosaku and Gemma Whelan. Series one aired on Channel 4 / All 4 in 2017.