Brassic. Image shows from L to R: Vinnie (Joe Gilgun), Erin (Michelle Keegan), Dylan (Damien Molony). Copyright: Calamity Films
Brassic

Brassic

  • TV comedy drama
  • Sky Max / Sky One
  • 2019 - 2021
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Comedy drama about a group of young men living in Lancashire. Stars Joe Gilgun, Damien Molony, Michelle Keegan, Aaron Heffernan, Ryan Sampson and more.

Brassic. Image shows from L to R: JJ (Parth Thakerar), Ash (Aaron Heffernan), Vinnie (Joe Gilgun), Erin (Michelle Keegan), Dylan (Damien Molony), Cardi (Tom Hanson), Tommo (Ryan Sampson). Copyright: Calamity Films

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2019 - 2021
Channels
Sky Max, Sky One
Episodes
20 (3 series)
Creators
Joe Gilgun and Daniel Brocklehurst
Stars
Joe Gilgun, Damien Molony, Michelle Keegan, Aaron Heffernan, Ryan Sampson, Tom Hanson, Parth Thakerar, Ruth Sheen and more
Writers
Daniel Brocklehurst, Ashley King and David Quayle
Directors
Daniel O'Hara, Jon Wright, Saul Metzstein, Peter Bennett, Andy Stenning, Toby Sherborne, Jamie MacDermott, Tracy Chapman and Melanie Ann Oliver
Producers
Juliet Charlesworth, Mike Noble, Margaret Conway, David Livingstone, Jon Mountague, Joe Gilgun, Daniel Brocklehurst, Emily Bray and more
Companies

Definition: "Brassic: Broke, penniless, without means, boracic lint - skint, on the bones of yer arse."

Brassic, with its distinct northern flavour, is about a group of working-class friends finding unconventional ways to win at life in northern suburbia.

Vinnie, a Lancashire lad with bipolar disorder, and Dylan, his razor-smart best mate, are inseparable and utterly co-dependant. They've hardly spent a day apart since birth. But Dylan's girlfriend Erin might just shake things up for good with her plans to leave town and start a new life for herself and her kid, Tyler.

Dylan is faced with the impossible decision between a fresh start with the love of his life or staying behind with his inseparable gang of mates that he can't live without. This gang includes: Cardi, champion kebab eater and total liability; Ash, the son of a family of fighting Travellers whose fists can get them out of most kinds of trouble; Tommo, the most sexually liberated man in Britain who doesn't care what people think; and JJ, a sharp entrepreneur who runs a garage (with a lucrative sideline in stolen cars).

These lads have dealt, scammed, bribed and conned their way through adolescence, but now, on the brink of adulthood, their dealing and stealing is catching up with them and a whole load of trouble is heading their way. Like a carefully stacked tower of cards, what happens if one of them is knocked down or, worse, removed from the pack entirely?

Veering between hilarious comedy and heartfelt emotion, Brassic is about irreplaceable, lifelong friends, loyalty and the things that come between them.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Brassic 2
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 22nd August 2019 at 2am on Sky One
Next repeats
  1. Series 1, Episode 2: Friday at 11:30pm on Sky Max
  2. Series 1, Episode 2: Sunday at 11pm on Sky Max
  3. Series 1, Episode 3: Friday 28th January at 10pm on Sky Max
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