E4 has cast The Inbetweeners’ Blake Harrison in Tripped, a new comedy drama set in parallel universes. Harrison stars as Danny, an average 24-year-old who has been friends with stoner Milo (played by newcomer George Webster) since they were kids.
When Danny decides it’s time to grow up, settle down and marry long-term girlfriend Kate (Georgina Campbell), Milo continues to focus on getting high. One night Milo takes a particularly strong batch of hallucinogens, and Danny appears in his living room – except the real Danny’s at his engagement party, and the real Danny doesn’t normally carry a sword!
This Danny claims to come from another dimension, and he brings a warning – the only problem is that Milo’s too wrecked to remember what it is.
Throughout the series Danny and Milo find themselves tripping to various parallel universes where they encounter different versions of themselves, all the time being chased by a dangerous assassin (Richard Gadd).
Will Danny and Milo’s friendship survive their adventure in the multiverse, and will Danny manage to return to his reality and get married to his original Kate?
The series was commissioned after channel bosses were impressed with a plot written by Being Human and Doctor Who script writer Jamie Mathieson.
The full four-part series is written and co-created by Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing), with Mathieson serving as co-creator and co-writer of episode one.
Beth Willis, Deputy Head of Drama at Channel 4 said: “Jack and Harry’s scripts for Tripped are a breathless and brilliantly funny ride – and we’re so thrilled to have Blake Harrison back on Channel 4, playing Danny and Danny and Danny.”
Blake Harrison commented: “I’m really excited to be working on Tripped! It’s always frustrating when good actors make me look bad but on this show I get to have a lot of scenes with myself so I should look alright!
“Also they’ve let me have a sword so if any one brings me a cold steak I can go full medieval Clarkson on their ass!!”