Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fresh Meat back for Series 2

Fresh Meat, the award-winning comedy drama series written and created by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong returns to Channel 4 on Tuesday 9th October at 10pm.

Returning to the student house at  Hartnell Avenue this term a little bit older but not much wiser are Jack Whitehall as JP, Joe Thomas as KingsleyKimberley Nixon as Josie, Greg McHugh as Howard, Zawe Ashton as Vod  and Charlotte Ritchie as Oregon, along with some new faces.


Jelka van Houten joins the cast as new housemate Sabine, "a foreigner" to mess with their vibe. She is a 29-year-old PhD student from Amsterdam, who is clean-living, straight-talking and sober!

The Fades and Kick Ass star, Sophie Wu (represented by Ken McReddie Associates) plays Heather, Kingsley's new girlfriend who also happens to be Josie's best friend.

JP's great friend from Stowe, Giles played by Gwilym Lee, has transferred from Exeter, but he has some big news which is about to shatter JP's world...

Fresh Meat writer Tony Roche said: "I think the second series is really interesting. The characters are still in their first year (this series spans their second and third terms) - but they are a little bit more self-aware. They're trying to present themselves in certain ways. But in other ways reality is setting in. They're struggling for money and they're already being forced to start thinking about the future. But there are some big surprises ahead of them."

Here's the official synopsis for episode 1:

It's the start of the Spring Term and Kingsley (Joe Thomas) has come back with a new image - he's grown a soul patch and started yo-yoing. Josie (Kimberley Nixon) too is turning over a new leaf by making friends with Heather (Sophie Wu), a girl from her course and a self-styled 'mental dental'. JP's (Jack Whitehall) great friend from Stowe, Giles (Gwilym Lee), has transferred from Exeter, but he has some big news which is about to shatter JP's world. Oregon's relationship with Tony Shales (Tony Gardner) is now over, but she's swapped horses, and is now gearing up to become Jean Shales' (Sara Stewart) new intern, hoping to make a big splash in the dog-eat-dog world of contemporary poetry. Vod (Zawe Ashton) is skint. She owes everybody money and is trying to pay them back in Nectar points. Howard (Greg McHugh) is moonlighting in the local abattoir and has started to bring home loose meat - 'jazz meat ' - to the consternation of all the other housemates. Paul Lamb, the invisible housemate, has now moved out, so the group are charged with the task of finding a replacement. Despite their best efforts they are eventually saddled with Sabine (Jelka van Houten), a 29-year-old PhD student from Amsterdam, who is clean-living, straight-talking and sober! 

The 8-episode second series of Fresh Meat will  be shown at 10pm on Tuesdays on Channel 4 starting on October 9th!

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