Written by Aisling Bea (The Fall, Gap Year), she also stars as the charming and funny Aine, a whip smart English-as-a-foreign language (TEFL) teacher trying to pull her life back together after a “teeny little nervous breakdown", as her sister Shona, played by Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Pulling), worries, not only about her younger sibling, but also about her own life choices. The TEFL school where Aine teaches brings together a room full of characters also trying to find their own hope, direction and happiness in this messy world.
Through Aine’s own experiences, and the experiences of those around her, This Way Up explores how the pursuit of happiness differs for everybody and unveils the obstacles which come between that goal and the reality of a life lived. This poignant, pin-sharp comedy shows the journey to happiness is harder for some than others.
This Way Up starts on 8th August at 10pm on Channel 4. The entire series will be available to stream on All 4 after the first episode, with the show continuing weekly on Channel 4.