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New show from The Inbetweeners co-creators commissioned for BBC Two

The new series will feature six episodes.

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Afternoons (working title), a new 6-part series from The Inbetweeners co-creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley has been commissioned by BBC Comedy and BBC Two.

The series follows 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.

Fudge Park is producing the series, which is being written by Morris and Beesley who will act as showrunners. It’s the first time the duo has written together since The Inbetweeners series and films.

Tom Werner (Roseanne, That ‘70s Show) and Caroline Leddy (The Inbetweeners, Derry Girls) are executive producing the comedy. It was commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy, and Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two. Gregor Sharp is the BBC Commissioning Editor.

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Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy, 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.”

“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,” said Morris and Beesley.

Casting and transmission details for the show will be announced in due course.

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