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

The Aliens

E4 comedy drama. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2016. Stars Michael Socha, Michaela Coel, Jim Howick, Michael Smiley, Trystan Gravelle, Holli Dempsey, Neil Fitzmaurice and others.

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

The Aliens

Comedy drama about a group of human-looking aliens who are forced to live in a segregated community on Earth

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2016
Channel
E4
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
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
Producer
Charlie Leech

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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