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Netflix, E4 partner on series with Jessica Barden and Alex Lawther

Comic book adaptation The End Of The F***ing World now filming in the UK.

Netflix and youth-focused Channel Four offshoot E4 are teaming on comic book adaptation series The End Of The F***ing World.

The show has enlisted a trio of 2015 Screen Stars of Tomorrow: Charlie Covell is writing the series, while Jessica Barden and Alex Lawther will both star.

Covell’s writing credits include Chanya Button’s Burn Burn Burn. Lawther has previously acted in The Imitation Game and Black Mirror, while Barden’s credits include The Lobster.

The 8x30 darkly comic drama will follow two teenage outsiders who embark on a road trip to find one of their estranged fathers.

John Hannah’s Clerkenwell Films, the outfit behind Misfits, are producing with Dominic Buchanan Productions. Filming is now underway in the UK and the series will air on E4 and stream globally on Netflix later this year.

Kate Ogborn is producing. Petra Fried, Ed Macdonald, Andy Baker, Jonathan Entwistle and Dominic Buchanan (a 2012 Star of Tomorrow) are executive producers.

2010 Star of Tomorrow Jonathan Entwistle and Lucy Tcherniak will direct the series. Entwistle previously directed a 2014 short based on the same source material which starred Barden alongside Craig Roberts.

Channel 4’s head of drama Beth Willis commissioned the series with commissioning editor Roberto Troni and Netflix’s Elizabeth Bradley and Alex Sapot.

BBC Worldwide is handling global rights and struck the deal with Netflix.

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