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.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Photo/Image Disclaimer

All Photos used on Screenterrier are not necessarily owned by us. The site uses freely available photos from Internet search engines, most particularly google and yahoo.

We do not claim any ownership of these photos, all rights to these photos belong to their respective owners.

Photos are never used for making direct profit through distribution under our brand name or by selling to a third party, and are only used for viewing on the web.

If you see an image that belongs to you and want credit or want the image removed, please feel free to Contact Screenterrier.