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The End Of The F***ing World. Image shows from L to R: Alyssa (Jessica Barden), James (Alex Lawther).

The End Of The F***ing World

E4 comedy drama about a teenage road trip with dark consequences. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2017. Stars Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden.

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The End Of The F***ing World. Image shows from L to R: James (Alex Lawther), Alyssa (Jessica Barden).

The End Of The F***ing World

Comedy drama about teen outsiders James and Alyssa, on a road trip to find her father

Comedy Drama
8   (1 series)
Charles Forsman
Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden
Charlie Covell
Jonathan Entwistle and Lucy Tcherniak
Kate Ogborn

The End Of The F***ing World invites viewers into the dark and confusing lives of teen outsiders James and Alyssa as they embark on a road trip to find Alyssa's father, who left home when she was a child.

James, 17, is pretty sure he's a psychopath - emotionally detached, cold and disdainful, he's decided he's ready to graduate from killing animals. He thinks it might be interesting to kill something bigger...a human. And he's got the perfect person in mind...

Alyssa, also 17, is new in school - cool and moody, she's existential angst made flesh. But despite being popular at school, she still feels like she doesn't belong. Spotting James one day at school, however, she thinks she may have found a soulmate...

When things come to a head at home between Alyssa, her mother and stepdad, she leaves and persuades James to join her in search of her real father. And so begins a journey of discovery that becomes progressively ominous as James's urge to act on his sociopathic and violent inclinations increase while Alyssa, blinded by young love, remains wilfully ignorant of the consequences that lie at the end of the road. One night, however, the pair find themselves caught up in events that lead them down an ever more menacing and surreal path.

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