Afternoons is a brand new six-part comedy from Iain Morris and Damon Beesley who are writing together for the first time since the massive success of The Inbetweeners.
Casting has yet to be announced by BBC Two, but the series, produced by Fudge Park (White Gold, Ill Behaviour) will follow the mostly off-the-pitch misadventures of three young football players on a fictional Premier Club team.
The stories focus on their friendship, and these boys from around the world are far less proficient with women, money and social media than they are at scoring goals.
Emmy Award® winning producer Tom Werner (Roseanne, That ‘70s Show) and Caroline Leddy (The Inbetweeners, Derry Girls) are executive producing the series and Morris and Beesley will also act as showrunners.
Speaking about the new series, Controller of BBC Comedy, Shane 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, deftly tuned plots and excruciating humiliation is never far away.”
Whilst Iain and Damon added “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.”
Afternoons (working title) will air on BBC Two