Dead Pixels. Megan 'Meg' Jefferies (Alexa Davies)
Dead Pixels

Dead Pixels

  • TV sitcom
  • E4
  • 2019 - 2021
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Comedy about mates Meg, Nicky and Usman, whose world revolves around a role-playing computer game. Stars Alexa Davies, Will Merrick, Sargon Yelda, Charlotte Ritchie and David Mumeni

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Bears

Dead Pixels. Image shows from L to R: Megan 'Meg' Jefferies (Alexa Davies), Alison (Charlotte Ritchie)
Meg meets a new guy at work and soon has him playing her favourite online game, Kingdom Scrolls.

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Broadcast details

Thursday 28th March 2019
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 29th March 2019 4:00am E4
Tuesday 14th April 2020 11:05pm E4

Cast & crew

Alexa Davies Megan 'Meg' Jefferies
Will Merrick Nicholas 'Nicky' Kettle
Sargon Yelda Usman
Charlotte Ritchie Alison
David Mumeni Russell
Guest cast
Noush Skaugen Zara
Writing team
Jon Brown Writer
Andrew Ellard Script Editor
Production team
Al Campbell Director
Asa Movshovitz Animation Director
Matthew Mulot Producer
Sam Bain Executive Producer
Jesse Armstrong Executive Producer
Phil Clarke Executive Producer
Jon Brown Executive Producer
Lucy Jack Line Producer
Mike Holliday Editor
Keith Dunne Production Designer
Nadira Seecoomar Casting Director
Marlene Lawlor Costume Designer
Luke Bryant Director of Photography
Susie Munachen Make-up Designer
Andrew Barnabas Composer
Paul Arnold Composer
Matthew Hanson 1st Assistant Director


When a casual gamer joins your online party

Meg decides to invite her new co-worker to her online game party and realises he is a complete newbie...

Featuring: Alexa Davies (Megan 'Meg' Jefferies) & David Mumeni (Russell).


Dead Pixels review

From what I've seen of Dead Pixels, I can assure you this is an inviting import with plenty of promise. Bawdy, incisive, timely, and inventive, Dead Pixels is exactly the kind of show we need to pep up the summer TV lineup.

Allie Gemmill, Collider, 18th August 2020

Dead Pixels review

The show skilfully juxtaposes scenes from their real, every-day lives, with the magnitude of their mission in the game - gaining back their castle which has been under siege.

Clemmie Carson, Telly Binge, 31st March 2019

Dead Pixels, E4, review - gamers for a laugh

Witty sitcom about videogame addicts pits real life against fantasy

Jasper Rees, The Arts Desk, 29th March 2019

World of Dorkcraft: this caustic new sitcom pokes fun at hardcore acolytes of online role-playing games, following exasperated office drone Meg (Raised by Wolves's brilliant Alexa Davies) and skittish shut-in Nicky (Will Merrick) as they happily ignore any and all real-world responsibilities to pursue intangible gains in the orc-filled world of Kingdom Scrolls. Creator Jon Brown - a writing veteran of Fresh Meat - clearly knows his virtual subject, mining surprising amounts of pathos and raunch from a plausibly gaudy gaming realm.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 28th March 2019

Dead Pixels review

There are perils in making a comedy about gaming. After all, the core market may be too firmly glued to their screens to tune in, while the geeky image of the pastime that endures even as more people partake could be a turn-off for non-players.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 28th March 2019

Dead Pixels generates comedy from gaming highs & lows

As if there wasn't enough good comedy on British television at the moment, with This Time, Fleabag, Derry Girls, Home and Timewasters currently on the air, Dead Pixels has now arrived to win laughs from the world of gaming.

Sophie Davies, The Custard TV, 28th March 2019

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