In case you’ve forgotten what it was all about, a synopsis for the first series reads: “Based on the award-winning graphic novel, adapted by acclaimed newcomer Charlie Covell, the eight episode first season follows James (Alex Lawther, Black Mirror) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden, Penny Dreadful) – a self-proclaimed psychopath and a foul-mouthed rebel fed-up with her boring life.
“The two embark on a roadtrip to find a better life, and escape the impending doom of adulthood. As their chaotic journey unfolds, it becomes apparent that James and Alyssa have crossed a line and have no choice but to take it as far as they can…”
And now, we’ve have confirmation of a release date for season 2.
The eagerly-awaited second season will be with us on 4th November.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Channel 4’s content boss Ian Katz said the new series will air on their station first and won’t land on Netflix – in the UK at least – for another year.
He said: “Next time we’ll run the whole series on the channel then there will be a conventional hold back of more than a year before people see it on Netflix. It really bugs me that people think that show is a Netflix show, I really want to reclaim ownership of it – it’s absolutely a Channel 4 show.”
We’ve known for a while it’d be making a return, with the show’s creators sharing an image of the new script to Twitter back in March.
It’s been revealed that the new season will be set two years after the end of the first season, with the first-look pictures unveiling a brand new character.
In the new images from the series, Alyssa (Jessica Barden) is seen dressed in a diner uniform, while the photos also tease the mysterious Bonnie (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s Naomi Ackie), an outsider with a troubled past and a connection to Alyssa.
Notably absent is James (Alex Lawther) who had a very uncertain fate at the end of the first season.
However, given that he’s a central part of the show, you’d expect him to make an appearance at some point.
In fact, the man himself, Alex Lawther told Digital Spy about what he’d like the first scene of season two to be.
“Jess used to talk about… there are some themes in series one where we’re on the beach, and everything’s coming to an end”, he said.
“She was saying how she would like the second series to start with a musical on the beach — taking a role in a musical version of The End of the F***ing World, which I would be completely up for!
“I’m not sure how Charlie [Covell, series writer] will take that, but we’re going to push that idea as far as we can.”
Furthermore, the show’s creator Jonathan Entwistle told Thrillist in January 2018 that he was exploring ways in which they could “continue the tone of the show.”
He explained: “We’re looking at what the people who loved the show are saying, to see how we can unpack that and how we could continue the tone of the show. Because I think that is so crucial.
“For me, it’s about James and Alyssa – and I think that’s what people have connected with. I think a season two would have to involve James and Alyssa somehow.
“I just love the world of them out there on the road, doing something in a weird world. So for me, any story that we expand keeps them out there somewhere.”
The End of The F***ing World returns to Channel 4 on Monday, 4th November.
Images via Channel 4
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