BIG BOYS STARRING DYLAN LLEWELLYN AND JON POINTING COMING TO CHANNEL 4 ON 26TH MAY
Roughcut's brilliant new comedy drama, Big Boys from Jack Rooke, starring Dylan Llewellyn and Jon Pointing, is coming to Channel 4 on the 26th May at 10pm, with all episodes also available to view on All 4.
Llewellyn plays 19-year-old Jack, who describes himself as a "closeted mummy's boy, with a newly-dead dad". But Jack's life suddenly changes when he takes up a scholarship at the local uni and meets 25-year-old Danny (Jon Pointing) who "looks like a Take Me Out contestant".
Big Boys is a silly, sweet comedy about two boys from very different ends of the 'spectrum of masculinity' who become best mates at Brent Uni freshers' week 2013. Living in an ex-classroom shed on campus, the boys are thrown together by the enigmatic Jules (Katy Wix), the head of the SU who was a student herself a decade ago and has just never left.
They soon meet Corinne (Izuka Hoyle), a sharp, study-centric Scot who's learning to let her hair down, and Yemi (Olisa Odele), the savvy fashion kid who, at 19, has already seen it all, done it all and begrudgingly guides this gang of misfits through freshers and beyond. And so we follow their first year at Brent Uni as they explore, experiment and try to discover themselves, helping one another along the way.
This six-parter was created and written by comedian Jack Rooke, based on his award-winning live Edinburgh Fringe shows Good Grief, Happy Hour and Love Letters, and who also acts as the show's narrator.
Jack Rooke said: "As a kid I'd stay up late to sneakily watch something a bit 'queer' on Channel 4. I'd ask dad, 'Why does that bloke have his face in that other bloke's lap?', and he'd grin and say, 'They're just having a fun time!'
"Now I am thrilled to have my first comedy series with Channel 4, writing and narrating Big Boys, based on the teen years after losing my dad with all the ups and downs of grief, sexual discovery, Freshers Week and making one very special best mate."
Big Boys is a Roughcut TV production produced by Bertie Peek and directed by Jim Archer. Executive Producers are Jack Rooke, Alex Smith and Ash Atalla. The series was commissioned by Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy and was overseen by Laura Riseam, Commissioning Executive for Comedy.