The Aliens. Image shows from L to R: Dominic (Jim Howick), Lewis (Michael Socha), Lilyhot (Michaela Coel). Copyright: Clerkenwell Films
The Aliens

The Aliens

  • TV comedy drama
  • E4
  • 2016
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedy drama about a group of human-looking aliens who are forced to live in a segregated community on Earth. Stars Michael Socha, Michaela Coel, Jim Howick, Michael Smiley, Trystan Gravelle and more.

The Aliens. Image shows from L to R: Lilyhot (Michaela Coel), Lewis (Michael Socha), Dominic (Jim Howick). Copyright: Clerkenwell Films

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2016
Channels
E4
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Michael Socha, Michaela Coel, Jim Howick, Michael Smiley, Trystan Gravelle, Holli Dempsey, Neil Fitzmaurice and Alex Beckett
Writer
Fintan Ryan
Directors
Jonathan van Tulleken and Lawrence Gough
Producers
Charlie Leech, Petra Fried, Matt Jarvis and Murray Ferguson
Companies

A "wry and riotous" adventure described by Channel 4 as "scabrously funny, shockingly violent and at times positively hallucinogenic."

The aliens are here. In fact, they've been here for the last 40 years. But though they walk like us, talk like us and look like us, they're not allowed to live with us. All aliens are forced to live behind a huge wall in a in a segregated community called Troy; a ramshackle and hedonistic ghetto where a criminal sub-culture thrives. It's a world of mystery, danger and forbidden pleasures.

Lewis is a border guard who mans the checkpoint between Troy and the human side of the wall, but when he discovers that he is the world’s first half-alien, he finds himself drawn into a world of divided loyalties, gang wars and a search for his own identity.

Other characters include Lilyhot, an enigmatic and alluring alien who is deeply embroiled in one of Troy’s criminal gangs. When Lewis crosses her path, her fate and his become inextricably entwined along with fellow alien Dominic, as they find themselves caught up in gang turf wars, prison breakouts, hostage situations and a fur trade unlike any you’ve ever seen before…

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 8th March 2016 at 9pm on E4
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 12th April 2016 at 9pm on E4
Most recent repeats
  • Monday 18th April 2016 at 12:05am on E4 - Episode 6
  • Thursday 14th April 2016 at 1:05am on E4 - Episode 6
  • Monday 11th April 2016 at 1:10am on E4 - Episode 5

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