Before it lands on Netflix, Channel 4 is show the 8-part dark comedy The End of the F***ing World which stars Black Mirror’s Alex Lawther and Penny Dreadful’s Jessica Barden. The series follows a young teen couple – who have very different intentions – as they embark on a road trip to find an estranged father. What ensues is a violent and nightmarish chain of events, which are as funny as they are chilling.
An 8-part darkly comic road trip tale, The End of the F***ing World invites viewers into the confused lives of teen outsiders James (Alex Lawther ) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden) as they decide to escape from their families and embark on a road trip to find Alyssa’s estranged father. As the pair get caught up in a series of violent events, they find themselves on a journey of discovery that becomes progressively ominous, trailed by two uniquely mismatched police detectives – played by BAFTA-winning Wunmi Mosaku (Damilola Our Loved Boy) and Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, The Moorside).
If you’re after some that treads the line between horror-thriller and comedy this Halloween, then The End of the F***ing World might just be the show for you. We think it looks very smart and extremely original, so can’t wait to see how the trip pans out when it begins next week.
The series will launch on the UK’s Channel 4 on 24th October, so make sure you tune in!
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)