The first episode of a darkly comic road trip tale about two confused teen outsiders, James (Alex Lawther – Black Mirror, The Imitation Game) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden – The Lobster, Ellen, Penny Dreadful), written by Charlie Covell and based on the award-winning series of comic books by Charles Forsman. The series also features award-winner Wunmi Mosaku (Damilola, Our Loved Boy) and Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, The Moorside), Steve Oram, Christine Bottomley and Navin Chowdhry.
James is a loner who doesn’t engage with other people. His world is one of violent inner fantasies. No one talks to him at school, and he’s happy with that. But everything changes in an instant when new girl Alyssa accosts him in the canteen… Alyssa is teenage angst made flesh. She feels estranged from her mum, hates her stepdad, and rejects pretty much everyone she meets. That is until she sees James sitting alone one day… Alyssa sees a kindred spirit in James – just as he identifies her as a potential victim. And so their journey begins.
Writer: Charlie Covell
Director: Jonathan Entwistle
Series: The End Of The F***Ing World Season 1 Episode 1
Air Date: Tuesday 24 October 2017
Time Slot: 10.20pm-10.45pm on Channel 4