The Midnight Beast
E4 sitcom about life on the breadline for a struggling London band, from musical YouTube stars The Midnight Beast
- 2012 - 2014
- 12 (2 series)
- Stefan Abingdon, Andrew Wakely, Ashley Horne, Ryan Pope, Sophie Wu, Simon Farnaby, Julia Deakin, Esther Smith and Ria Zmitrowicz
- Jason Hazeley, Nathan Auerbach, Daniel Berg, Daran Johnson, Joe Parham, Joel Morris, Tom Edge, Stefan Abingdon and others
- Ben Gregor and Al Campbell
- Mary Burke and James Dean
The Midnight Beast are bona fide internet sensations, with thousands of followers and subscribers on facebook, Twitter and YouTube. They became a global phenomenon thanks to their parody of Tik Tok by Ke$ha. The group have so far notched up a staggering 40+ million hits on YouTube.
This sitcom features the band members alongside a host of comedic guest stars, who are depicted as wannabe musicians struggling to make it.
Other characters include Sloman, their perverse neighbour; Chevy, their iniquitous manager; and Zoe, Stef's long-suffering girlfriend.
As well as slipping into wild music videos, the series sees the band having to cope with day-to-day challenges like sharing a dingy East London flat, trying to impress girls when they have no cash, and working out who has to sleep on the kitchen floor.
The series charts their failures and successes as they try to claw and hobble through a sea of bizarre obstacles and unsavoury characters toward pop stardom.
Series 2 (for 2014): This time the band had fallen on hard times and are having to earn their keep in an ex-Bingo Hall run by a fearsome 'EastEnd Granny' and her two grand-daughters. As the Beasts live in hope of one day becoming the venue's house band, their lives will once again be thrown into mayhem and push them to their limits.