‘The End Of The F**king World’ is set to return for season two.
The kooky, heartbreaking mini-series was a bit of a sleeper hit on Channel 4 last Christmas, but when it was released worldwide on Netflix, the road-trip of James, a self-described teenage psychopath, and his friend Alyssa, it went Proper Viral.
TEOTFW instantly captured the troubled hearts of Tumblr – ‘for a show about a murderous road trip, the end of the f***ing world is actually so damn pure’, said one fan – and hit the mark with critics too, earning 81% on Metacritic and such flavorful adjectives as ‘tart’, ‘pitch black’, ‘heartwarming’, ‘compelling’, ‘zippy’, ‘violent’ and ‘romantic.’ Something for everyone, then!
Yesterday, execs from Channel 4 and Netflix confirmed that The End Of The F**king World will be returning for Season Two, once again based on the original comics by Charles Forsman and written for the screen by Charlie Covell. (Netflix have also just ordered Covell’s ten-episode ‘darkly comic re-imagining of the Greek underworld’, so she is going to be Quite Busy.)
we'll be f***ing back. pic.twitter.com/K1Ai7iVeZD
— TEOTFW (@TEOTFW) August 21, 2018
We’re going to go ahead and assume Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden will be back as James and Alyssa; no word on a release date thus far, nor the length of the new series, although expect it to follow the tradition of British comedies being as short as f**king possible.