The First Team. Image shows from L to R: Olivia Talbot (Tamla Kari), Mark Crane (Will Arnett), Benji Achebe (Shaquille Ali-Yebuah), Mattie Sullivan (Jake Short), Jack Turner (Jack McMullen), Chris Booth (Chris Geere), Petey Brooks (Theo Barklem-Biggs).

The First Team

BBC Two sitcom about footballers. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Stars Jake Short, Shaquille Ali-Yebuah, Jack McMullen, Will Arnett and others.

The First Team. Image shows from L to R: Mark Crane (Will Arnett), Jack Turner (Jack McMullen), Mattie Sullivan (Jake Short), Benji Achebe (Shaquille Ali-Yebuah), Petey Brooks (Theo Barklem-Biggs).

The First Team

Comedy following three young football players at a fictional Premier League team

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2020
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Jake Short, Shaquille Ali-Yebuah, Jack McMullen, Will Arnett, Chris Geere, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Tamla Kari, Paolo Sassanelli and others
Writers
Damon Beesley and Iain Morris
Directors
Damon Beesley and Iain Morris
Producer
Sam Pinnell

Sitcom following the mostly off-the-pitch misadventures of three young football players at a fictional Premier League club.

The stories focus on their friendship, and these boys from around the world are far less proficient with women, money and social media than they are at scoring goals.

The players find themselves struggling with their mercurial Italian manager Cesare, the team's eccentric American Chairman, resident hard-man Petey Brooks and ineffectual coach Chris Booth.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Afternoons (Working title)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 28th May 2020 on BBC Two at 9:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 2nd July 2020 on BBC Two at 9:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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