E4 Has Begun Filming The End of the F***king World

E4 has announced that filming has begun on new eight-part series The End of the F***king World, a darkly comic road trip adapted by Charlie Covell (Gap Year) from the comic books by Charles Forsman.

The End of the F***king World invites viewers into the dark and confusing lives of teen outsiders James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden) as they embark on a road trip to find Alyssa’s father, who left home when she was a child.

James, 17, is pretty sure he’s a psychopath – emotionally detached, cold and disdainful, he’s decided he’s ready to graduate from killing animals. He thinks it might be interesting to kill a human, and he’s got the perfect person in mind.

Alyssa, also 17, is new in school, and existential angst made flesh. But despite being popular at school, she still feels like she doesn’t belong. Spotting James one day at school, however, she thinks she may have found a soulmate.

When things come to a head at home between Alyssa, her mother and stepdad, she leaves and persuades James to join her in search of her real father. But one night they find themselves caught up in events that lead them down a menacing and surreal path.

Charlie Covell says: “From the minute I got sent Chuck Forsman’s comics to read, I wanted in. They’re beautiful, and they tell a dark, unconventional coming-of-age love story. It has been a massive privilege to bring Chuck’s characters to screen.”

The End of the F***king World airs later this year on E4 and will be available globally on Netflix.