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

Channel 4 and All 4 comedy drama about a teenage road trip with dark consequences. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2017. Stars Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Steve Oram, Christine Bottomley and others.

Another series is in development.

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

The End Of The F***ing World

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

  1. 4th December: Writers' Guild Awards 2019 shortlist
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  3. 22nd November: Broadcast Awards 2019 nominations
Comedy Drama
Channel 4, All 4
8   (1 series)
Charles Forsman
Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Steve Oram, Christine Bottomley, Navin Chowdhry, Gemma Whelan, Wunmi Mosaku and Jack Veal
Charlie Covell
Jonathan Entwistle and Lucy Tcherniak
Kate Ogborn, Petra Fried, Ed Macdonald, Andy Baker, Dominic Buchanan, Jonathan Entwistle and Murray Ferguson

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.

The End Of The F***ing World, written by Charlie Covell and based on the award-winning series of comic books by Charles Forsman, is a dark, intriguing, tense and chilling tale shot through with moments of absurdity and humour.

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