E4 In Co-Production With TNT For Foreign Bodies

E4 have announced new eight part comedy drama Foreign Bodies, to be co-produced with TNT for the US, about a motley group of travellers on a three-month trip around Asia.

In Foreign Bodies, May (Alice Lee) wants to meet her extended family in China, Ashley (Brittney Wilson) is making the most of life before she starts her new career, Dylan (Anders Hayward) wants to win back his ex-girlfriend, Sean (Ade Oyefeso) wants to lose his innocence, and divorcee Greg (Tim Key) wants to recapture his wild youth.

Will the gang manage to find the nirvana they seek as they camp on the Great Wall, wade through jungles in Malaysia, rub shoulders with ex-pats in Singapore and the crowds that throng the banks of the Ganges? Or will they lose their money, their passports and control of their bowels in a filthy backpacking hostel that doesn’t exist on Google maps?

None of them get what they hoped for, and realise that they can’t take a holiday from themselves.

Foreign Bodies was created by Tom Basden (Plebs), and is written by Basden, James Wood (Rev), Amy Roberts (Shameless), Loren McLaughlin (Shameless), Charlie Covell (Banana), Tim Key (We Need Answers) and Jonny Sweet (Chickens).

Piers Wenger, head of drama for Channel 4, said “Tom Basden and the team of outstanding British writers have created a show that perfectly captures the hilarity of a gap year going wrong when five would-be travellers embark on an epic quest to find paradise… and themselves.”

Foreign Bodies will premiere on E4 in early 2017, and will air later in the year in the US on TNT.