Crafted and scripted by Jack Rooke and brought to life by Roughcut TV (known for Stath Lets Flats and People Just Do Nothing), Big Boys is set to make its triumphant return with a fresh series on Channel 4 in January 2024.
Today, sneak peeks of the upcoming series have been unveiled, showcasing the talents of the multi-award-winning comedy ensemble, including Dylan Llewellyn, Jon Pointing, Camille Coduri, Katy Wix, Izuka Hoyle, Olisa Odele, Harriet Webb, and Annette Badland, all of whom have garnered six BAFTA nominations.
The second series propels the entire crew into their sophomore year at Brent University in 2014. Amidst grappling with issues like virginity concerns, experimental drug use (both legal and otherwise), and Jack’s fixation on Alison Hammond, this time around, their academic pursuits take centre stage.
Simultaneously, Jack’s family continues to navigate life following his father’s passing, embarking on a new chapter much like the university gang. Danny, too, confronts his past as he strives to improve his mental health.
Jack Rooke said, “We are finally returning, to take you all back to the pre-Brexit era of 2014/2015, where David Cameron wasn’t our foreign secretary and everyone was happily doing the ice bucket challenge. The second year at Brent Uni is bigger and better than before, delving into even more of our uni gangs japes, scrapes and collective love of Her Royal Highness, Alison Hammond.”
Ash Atalla, Managing Director, Roughcut TV said, “Big Boys is back for year 2 and time to get serious about studies. No more drinking, partying or sex, this series is all set in the library where we follow our gang reading books. We hope you like our new direction.”
Big Boys, conceived and penned by Jack Rooke, directed by Jim Archer, produced by Bertie Peek, and executive produced by Ash Atalla and Alex Smith for Roughcut TV, has been commissioned for Channel 4 by Charlie Perkins, Head of Comedy, and Joe Hullait, Commissioning Executive for Comedy.
For those eager to catch up, the first series of Big Boys is now available for streaming on Channel 4: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/big-boys