The residents of Peckham are about to be thrust into the limelight in a brand-new observational documentary series for ITV2.
Announced during this year's Edinburgh Television Festival, Peckham’s Finest will follow a diverse and aspirational group of young people from the area living everyday life in this eclectic pocket of London.
With the cameras capturing all aspects of their lives, from blossoming romances to doomed relationships, from new friendships to broken ties and new ventures to everyday dramas, we follow our unsung heroes as they attempt to make their way in the world, hoping to turn dreams into a reality.
The series will bring a brand new, exciting and fresh approach that will reimagine the genre for today’s tech-savvy TV viewers and reflect the real life of the cast combining filming with content from their social media.
Viewers will be able to follow the antics of our cast which include, a BMX coach, Radio DJ, fashion boutique owner, dance teacher and choreographer, body-positive coach and influencer, drag performer, barista, street food chefs, a DJ and promoter and a salon owner.
ITV’s Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions, Paul Mortimer, said "Peckham’s Finest marks an exciting new direction for both ITV2 and ITV Hub. This precinct-based observational doc series with a talented and diverse cast will appeal to younger viewers both on the channel, and On Demand. The series is one of a number of new factual pieces commissioned under the ITV2 brand."
ITV2's Commissioning Editor, Peter Tierney added "This is a project we are all hugely excited to be making. With a truly authentic, unique and diverse cast, the series will reflect life in Peckham in a way that our viewers can engage with and relate to. It promises stories full of warmth, humour and drama, told in a really contemporary way."
And Derek McLean and Daniel Nettleton, co-founders and executive producers at Bandicoot Scotland, said "We’re super excited to build on the success of The Masked franchises with another game-changing new series which goes deep into the hectic lives of our compelling cast. We’ve had such fun finding a diverse range of engaging and aspirational characters from one of the most eclectic and vibrant places in the UK and we can’t wait for the audience to meet them."
Peckham’s Finest will air weekly on ITV2 with each episode also being made available on ITV Hub.
Peckham's Finest will air on ITV2