I loved Misfits. Loved it. From the first time I saw it in the basement in Channel 4 screening room to it’s bitter superpowered flying ending.
Well, E4, the smaller, down the dial sister channel to Channel 4, seems to be also missing the vibe and has commissioned to new sci-fi
First, Tripped, a parallel worlds drama that follows up on last year’s pilot, ALT, staring The Inbetweeners‘ Blake Harrison.
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. But then Danny decides it’s time to grow up, settle down and marry long-term girlfriend Kate (played by RTS nominee Georgina Campbell), whereas Milo continues to focus on getting high. 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?
TRIPPED was commissioned following an original pilot by Jamie Mathieson (Doctor Who), entitled Alt. The 4×60 minute series is written and co-created by Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing), with Jamie Mathieson a co-creator and co-writer of episode one, and is made by Mammoth Screen.
And to follow up, Aliens, a six part comedy from the people who made Misfits.
The aliens are here. In fact, they’ve been here for the last 40 years. But though they walk like us, talk like us and look like us, they’re not allowed to live with us. All aliens are forced to live behind a huge wall in a in a segregated community called Troy; a ramshackle and hedonistic ghetto where a criminal sub-culture thrives. It’s a world of mystery, danger and forbidden pleasures. But when mild-mannered human Lewis, a border control guard at the wall’s check-point, discovers that he is half-alien, his secret threatens to turn his world upside down as he is drawn into the dark underbelly of Troy. Written by Fintan Ryan (Never Better, In The Flesh), ALIENS (6 x 60’) is produced by Clerkenwell Films (Misfits, Scrotal Recall, Not Safe For Work) and will begin filming later this year.
Well someone’s got to give Doctor Who a run for its money…
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