BBC Two has commissioned a new comedy following the mostly off-the-pitch misadventures of three young Premier League players from The Inbetweeners co-creators, Iain Morris and Damon Beesley.
Afternoons will focus on the trio’s friendship, and bills them as “far less proficient with women, money and social media than they are at scoring goals.”
The series is produced by Fudge Park and will be written by award-winning duo Morris and Beesley. The pair, who will act as showrunners during production, are writing together for the first time since the massive success of The Inbetweeners series and films.
Emmy award-winning producer Tom Werner (Roseanne, That ‘70s Show) and Caroline Leddy (The Inbetweeners, Derry Girls) are executive producing the comedy which has been commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy, and Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two. Gregor Sharp is the BBC Commissioning Editor.
BBC Studios is developing, financing and handling international distribution rights for the series.
Allen said: “Having Iain and Damon back together on a new scripted piece is about as good as it gets in comedy.
“Their take on what happens off the pitch brims with their skill at creating a gang of instantly recognisable characters, memorable dialogue and deftly tuned plots – excruciating humiliation is never far away.”
Morris and Beesley commented: “We’re delighted to be working together again, and incredibly grateful to Shane Allen and the BBC for the faith they have shown in the idea.
“We’re hoping to show viewers the hilarious inner lives of three young men who just happen to have a very stressful job in the public eye.”