New Comedy From The Inbetweeners Creators
The Inbetweeners co-creators Iain
Morris and Damon Beesley are back with a new comedy called
Afternoons about the “misadventures” of three young football
players at a fictional Premier Club team, the BBC has announced.
This marks the first time Morris and
Beesley have written together since the success of The
Inbetweeners TV show and films, and the duo will also serve as
showrunners – working alongside Emmy-winning producer Tom Werner
and their previous Inbetweeners colleague Caroline Leddy.
James Buckley explains what went wrong
with The Inbetweeners reunion: “I came across as a complete
The half-hour comedy will run to six
episodes on BBC2 and will focus on the friendship between the
three young men, as “these boys from around the world are far
less proficient with women, money and social media than they are
at scoring goals.” Casting has yet to be announced.
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.”
BBC Sport today released the invitation to tender for BBC Sports
Personality of the Year - the first of its programmes to be put
out for competitive tender as part of the Charter requirement to
open up more of the BBC’s TV programmes to competition.
The programme will continue to be
shown on the BBC and the tendering process will decide which
supplier makes the programme.
Barbara Slater, Director BBC Sport,
said: “BBC Sports Personality of the Year is a prime time,
flagship BBC One show which is loved by audiences and sports
stars alike. We are constantly striving to improve the show and
this will be a great opportunity to evolve it further."