Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Channel 4 commissions full series of Caitlin Moran's Raised By Wolves

Channel 4 has announced a full series order of brand new comedy Raised By Wolves, written by bestselling author and award winning columnist Caitlin Moran, with her sister Caroline Moran, which stars Helen Monks and Screenterrier Face to Watch in 2014 Alexa Davies as the two sisters.

Set on a Wolverhampton council estate, Raised By Wolves is a modern day re-imagining of Caitlin and Caroline’s childhood – loads of kids, no money, home-schooled, and educating themselves on mankind’s great bounty of books, films, TV and pop music.

Produced by Big Talk Productions, a pilot was screened as part of Channel 4’s 4Funnies season last year starred Rebekah Staton (Pulling), Philip Jackson (Poirot), Helen Monks (The Archers) and Alexa Davies alongside young newcomers Molly Risker, Caden Ellis Wall, Lucie Brown and Kaine Zajaz.

The six x 30 minutes episodes will go into production later this year for broadcast in 2015.

Caitlin Moran said; "It was foretold in ancient legend that when two sisters from a council-estate in Wolverhampton - one brunette and over-sharey, one ginger and angry - would, one day, write a sit-com for Channel 4, and finally popularise the local sayings of 'To be fair,' 'I don't reckon', 'Alright babba' and 'Ahhhhhh, binners'." That day has now come. We now go and eat faggots and peas, to celebrate."

Big Talk producer Kenton Allen, added: “Caitlin and Caroline have a truly original comic voice and I'm delighted Channel 4 are giving them the chance to entertain the world with the joys of unconventional life in Wolverhampton. As a boy from Birmingham I predict the long overdue Midlands renaissance starts as soon as we've all had a nice cup of tea. ”

Caitlin Moran is also developing a film adaptation of her bestselling book ‘How to Be a Woman’ for Big Talk Pictures and Film Four.

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