It’s not The End of the F***ing World after all as Netflix orders season 2
The critically acclaimed Channel 4 and Netflix series The End of the F***ing World is officially set to return for a second season.
Writer Charlie Covell will return to pen season two, which will be executive produced by Murray Ferguson, Ed Macdonald, Andy Baker, Charlie Covell, Dominic Buchanan and Jonathan Entwistle. Season two will be produced by Clerkenwell Films and Dominic Buchanan Productions. It will premiere globally on Netflix, except in the UK where it will premiere on Channel 4.
The End of the F***ing World invites viewers into the dark and confusing lives of teen outsiders James (Alex Lawther of Black Mirror, The Imitation Game) and Alyssa ( Jessica Barden – The Lobster, Ellen, Penny Dreadful) 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 something bigger…a human. And he’s got the perfect person in mind…Alyssa, also 17, is new in school – cool and moody, she’s 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. And so begins a journey of discovery that becomes progressively ominous as James’s urge to act on his sociopathic and violent inclinations increase while Alyssa, blinded by young love, remains wilfully ignorant of the consequences that lie at the end of the road. One night, however, the pair find themselves caught up in events that lead them down an ever more menacing and surreal path.
Dark, intriguing, tense and chilling, and shot through with moments of dark absurdity and humor, The End of the F***ing World is written by Charlie Covell (Banana, Burn, Burn, Burn and Gap Year) and directed by Jonathan Entwistle and Lucy Tcherniak.
The eight-episode first season is now streaming on Netflix.