Under a two-series agreement with ITV, Tell Me Everything is presently in the production stages of its second series. The show is being produced by Noho Film and Television in collaboration with ITV Studios, and it was created by Mark O’Sullivan.
The series is deeply rooted in authentic reflections on life in the 2020s, focusing on the distinctive challenges faced by this generation and the subsequent impact on their mental well-being.
Continuing from where the first series concluded, we find Jonny and his family have relocated to Hitchin – a new residence, a new college, and a fresh beginning. Jonny is on the path to recovery and has begun forming connections with other students at college: Naisha, Dylan, Ella, and Bex. Ella, known for her impulsive nature, often finds herself in precarious situations. Naisha, recently single, though claiming contentment, frequently ends up as the third wheel to her best friends, Dylan and his boyfriend Tommy. Dylan, who has spent several years in the care system, is currently staying with his closest friend Naisha, despite disliking the feeling of being a charity case. As for Bex, a newcomer to Jonny’s college, she grapples with uncertainty around this new group. Together, they confront the ups and downs, trials and tribulations of teenage life at Hitchin College.
Eden H. Davies, reprising his role as Jonny Murphy, is joined in series 2 by Nethra Tilakumara (Flatmates, Our Girl) as Naisha, George Hawkins (Boiling Point) as Dylan, Sophie Ablett (Doctor Who) as Ella, Daisy Jacob (Everything I Know About Love) as Bex, Levi Mattey (The Tattooist of Auschwitz) as Josh, Ammar Duffus (Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince) as Luke, and Dylan Brady (The Diplomat) as Tommy.
The six-part drama is set to premiere on ITV2 and ITVX in the upcoming year. The series has been greenlit for ITVX by Head of Drama, Polly Hill, and Drama Commissioner, Huw Kennair Jones. Huw will oversee the production of the series on behalf of ITV.
Camilla Campbell and Robert Wulff-Cochrane from Noho Film & Television, along with Mark O’Sullivan and Rob Fraser, will serve as executive producers for Tell Me Everything. The series will be produced by Rosemary McGowan (Sandylands, Good Karma Hospital) and co-produced by David Wade (Criminal Record, The Gallows Pole).
Directorial duties for Tell Me Everything will be shared by Richard Senior (The Buccaneers, McDonald and Dodds) and Ruth Carney (Brassic, Death In Paradise). The writing team includes Rob Fraser (Episodes 1, 2, and 6), Maja Bodenstein (Episode 1), Mark O’Sullivan (Episode 3), Kat Sadler, and Cameron Loxdale (Episode 4), as well as Katie Douglas (Episode 5).
Commented Huw Kennair-Jones; “We’re delighted to be bringing back Tell Me Everything to screens next year and exploring more adventures in navigating what it’s like to grow up in Britain in the 2020s. It’s great to be working with Noho and the team again on what promises to be a brilliant series for the ITV and ITVX audiences.”
Commented Executive Producers Robert Wulff-Cochrane and Camilla Campbell on behalf of Noho; “In Tell Me Everything Series 1 we fell in love with the story of a gang of teenagers, growing up in contemporary British suburbia, with outwardly ordinary lives, but internally dealing with love and loss, hope and despair as they navigate the anxiety and depression that is unique to this generation. Series 2 introduces a new town and a new group of friends while continuing to blend comedy with pain, and the intensely personal with the universal experiences of being a teenager. Alongside Eden Davies, we have a fantastic new cast of fresh faces and the promise of more unmissable viewing.”
Commented screenwriter Mark O’Sullivan; “Returning to the world of Tell Me Everything for series 2 feels utterly surreal. The show is so close to my heart – I hope audiences will connect with the characters at the heart of this story, and take some comfort in knowing they are not alone, even when going through the toughest of times.”
ITV Studios is the international distributor of Tell Me Everything.