Channel 4 and Netflix have teamed up to commission a second series of the RTS Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated series The End of the F***ing World.

The first season was All 4’s best performing exclusive single series and become its most-binged show of any exclusive single series. So, really it was only a matter of time before this news broke.

The first series saw teen outsiders James (Alex Lawther – Black Mirror, The Imitation Game) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden –The Lobster, Ellen, Penny Dreadful) embark on a road trip which descended into darkly comic chaos. After finding themselves embroiled in a series of violent events they are soon trailed by two uniquely mismatched police detectives, played by BAFTA-winning Wunmi Mosaku (Damilola Our Loved BoyKiri) and Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, The Moorside). After a shocking series finale, only one thing is certain…expect the unexpected.

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Ian Katz, Director of Programmes at Channel 4, said: “Lurching between black and joyous, The End of The F***ing World was one of the most original and beguiling pieces of drama to emerge from Britain in years. I’m so proud that Channel 4 brought it to the screen and beyond excited that Charlie and the brilliant team at Clerkenwell are giving us a second helping.”

The End of the F***ing World series 2 will be written by Charlie Covell and inspired by the characters from the award-winning series of comic books by Charles Forsman.

The series will be produced by Clerkenwell Films and Dominic Buchanan Productions. The Executive Producers will be Murray Ferguson, Ed Macdonald, Andy Baker, Charlie Covell, Dominic Buchanan and Jonathan Entwistle. The series is commissioned by Beth Willis, Head of Drama at Channel 4 and Lee Mason, Commissioning Editor for Channel 4 Drama