Said girl seemed pretty hellbent on me watching it for some weird reason, and so I did. And when I say ‘watch’ I mean binge. Every episode. Back to back.
That girl is now my girlfriend. That’s how good that show was.
(On a side note: Is there still a stigma attached to meeting your partner on Tinder? Surely that will stop being a thing soon.)
Anyway, the British dark comedy series – which is brilliantly deadpan – was almost universally adored when it landed on Netflix, despite previously airing on Channel 4.
The first season of the eight episode coming-of-age-drama follows two teen misfits, James (Alex Lawther), a budding psychopath, and Alyssa (Jessica Barden), his rebellious and influential classmate who together embark on a chaotic road trip.
They’re essentially a modern day Bonnie and Clyde, leaving a path of destruction wherever they go. But they’re cute. This guy was a laugh too.
We’ve known for a while it’d be making a return, but now the show’s creators have shared an image of the new script to Twitter, meaning it’s officially in production.
It’s not a lot but right now, I’ll take it.
Barden also confirmed the news as she shared a photo of the shooting script on Instagram.
“Merry Christmas. See you soon @teotfw” she wrote in the caption.
Of course attention will now turn to what to expect from a second series. If you cast your minds back to the end of the first season, the gruesome twosome were in a pretty sticky situation, so it’ll be interesting to see how they get out of it.
Star Alex Lawther, previously 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.
“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.”
Hook writer Alfie Powell loathed the first season after I came into work professing how brilliant it was. He’s a miserable contrarian – he doesn’t even like Game Of Thrones – so I’ll look forward to season two dropping and annoying him about how ace it is.
The End of the F***ing World will return for its second series on Channel 4 in the UK, and Netflix in other regions. Expect it to land on Netflix UK some time after.
Images via Netflix/Channel 4