East is East writer Ayub Khan Din has been commissioned to write a new school based drama for Channel 4.
The ABC is set in a multicultural Lancashire school and is promised to offer “a funny and revealing insight” into the daily dramas faced by the school’s teachers and teenagers.
With the wide ethnic mix of the community reflected in the corridors and classrooms, education isn’t always the first thing on the agenda for the staff and pupils of The Arnold Braithwaite College…
Casting and series length will be announced “at a later date.”
Jay Hunt, Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer, says: “Ayub has created a drama which has all of these in abundance, with an array of characters audiences will love spending time with.”
Ayub Khan Din says: “It’s been an exhilarating assignment to create a drama set in an urban Lancashire school where staff and pupils negotiate the cultural melting pot that is contemporary Britain.
“It has given me the opportunity to tell stories with heart and humour about the teenagers, their teachers and their families which are both specific to our times yet universal in their appeal.”