Channel 4 has announced a new comedy-drama from the creators of Peep Show.
Starring Jack Whitehall and Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners), Fresh Meat follows a group of six students about to embark on the most exciting period of their lives thus far – University.
Whitehall plays JP, a public school boy with good teeth and an inflated sense of entitlement while Thomas is the loveable but crushingly insecure Kingsley.
Other characters include the socially awkward and know-it-all Howard (Greg McHugh), straight talking, hard-living Vod (Zawe Ashton) and Oregon (Charlotte Ritchie), desperate to be cool and terrified of being boring.
Robert Webb also stars as the university’s geology tutor, reuniting the actor with Peep Show creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong.
Away from home for the first time the freshers are about to discover who they really are.
From the moment they arrive at their shared house, their lives are destined to collide, overlap and run the whole gamut of appalling behaviour and terrible errors of judgement.
C4 Head of Drama, Camilla Campbell, says: “I am delighted to be able to announce our exciting cast of the best of today’s talent for a brand-new comedy drama series for Channel 4.
“Sam and Jesse are bringing their customary incisive comedy to the drama output, and the result is a hilarious and painfully truthful series about being a student.”