Monday, August 29, 2011

The Inbetweeners become Chickens

The Inbetweeners' Joe Thomas and Simon Bird go back in time for a new comedy - where they chicken out of World War One.

They have teamed up with Thomas's long-term writing partner Jonny Sweet for a new show, Chickens, about three young men who avoid joining the army during the First World War. 

Chickens is a Channel 4 comedy, made by Big Talk Productions, which is about three youngsters who avoid combat in the First World War: George (played by Thomas) is a conscientious objector, Cecil (Bird) would love to be fighting for queen and country but his flat feet mean the army won't have him - and then there's Bert (Sweet), a "philandering scaredy-cat" on the run.

The comedy is based around how the three can win over the women of the village.

The young ladies of Rittle-On-Sea are played by a talented roster of actresses: comedienne Sarah Daykin, Emerald Fennell (Any Human Heart), Olivia Hallinan (Lark Rise To Candleford), Flora Spencer-Longhurst (Lisa in CBBC's Leonardo) and one of Screenterrier's rising stars Jessica Barden.

The pilot airs on Friday 2 September as part of C4's Comedy Showcase and hopefully will be successful enough to bring a new series.

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