Blake Harrison leads the cast as Danny, an average 24-year-old who has decided it’s time to grow up, settle down and marry long-term girlfriend Kate, played by Georgina Campbell, but his childhood friend Milo has other ideas and continues to focus on getting high.
23 year old George Webster (represented by Curtis Brown), who recently starred alongside Evanna Lynch in Irish romantic drama, My Name is Emily, plays Danny's stoner best friend Milo.
One night Milo takes a particularly strong batch of hallucinogens, and Danny appears in his living room - except the real Danny’s at his engagement party, and the real Danny doesn’t normally carry a sword! This Danny claims to come from another dimension, and he brings a warning - the only problem is that Milo’s too wrecked to remember what it is.
Throughout the series Danny and Milo find themselves tripping to various parallel universes where they encounter different versions of themselves, all the time being chased by a dangerous assassin, played by Richard Gadd.
Will Danny and Milo’s friendship survive their adventure in the multiverse, and will Danny manage to return to his reality and get married to his original Kate?
Tripped was commissioned following an original 60-minute pilot by Jamie Mathieson (Doctor Who), entitled Alt, in which Gethin Anthony, Craig Roberts, and Roxanne Mckee played the lead roles.
The new 4x60 minute series is written and co-created by brothers Harry and Jack Williams, with Jamie Mathieson a co-creator and co-writer of episode one.
Blake Harrison said: “I'm really excited to be working on Tripped! It's always frustrating when good actors make me look bad but on this show I get to have a lot of scenes with myself so I should look alright! Also they've let me have a sword so if any one brings me a cold steak I can go full medieval Clarkson on their ass!!
The series is made by Mammoth Screen, and directed by Jamie Stone.
Tripped started filming last week and will be shown on E4 later in the year.