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

The End Of The F***ing World

  • TV comedy drama
  • Channel 4 / All 4
  • 2017 - 2019
  • 16 episodes (2 series)

Comedy drama about teen outsiders James and Alyssa, on a road trip to find her father. Stars Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Naomi Ackie, Christine Bottomley, Steve Oram and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2017 - 2019
Channels
Channel 4, All 4
Episodes
16 (2 series)
Creator
Charles Forsman
Stars
Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Naomi Ackie, Christine Bottomley, Steve Oram, Jonathan Aris, Josh Dylan, Navin Chowdhry and more
Writers
Charlie Covell, Emily Harrison, Ed Macdonald and Andy Baker
Directors
Jonathan Entwistle, Lucy Tcherniak, Lucy Forbes and Destiny Ekaragha
Producers
Kate Ogborn, Jenny Frayn, Petra Fried, Ed Macdonald, Andy Baker, Dominic Buchanan, Jonathan Entwistle, Murray Ferguson and more
Companies

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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • TEOTFW (Acronym)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 24th October 2017 at 10:20pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats

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