It is a fairly certain fact that the end is nigh. Whether it’s a sudden nuclear attack, or a somewhat gradual descent into anarchy remains to be seen, but there’s no debate that it’s just about the end of the fucking world. But let’s all hope we aren’t obliterated before the debut of a new Netflix show, appropriately titled, “The End of the Fucking World.”
Netflix has partnered with E4 for the upcoming series based on Charles Forsman’s 2013 wildly beloved, critically acclaimed, and award-winning comic book series, titled – you guessed it – “The End of the Fucking World.” According to Digital Spy, director Jonathan Entwistle calls it “a live action version which will transport Charles’s visions of the US to a nihilistic, recession-laden UK.”
Channel4 gives us a delightfully moody taste of what to expect:
James, 17, is pretty sure he’s a psychopath – emotionally detached, cold and disdainful, he’s decided he’s ready to graduate from killing animals. He thinks it might be interesting to kill something bigger…a human. And he’s got the perfect person in mind…
Alyssa, also 17, is new in school – cool and moody, she’s existential angst made flesh. But despite being popular at school, she still feels like she doesn’t belong. Spotting James one day at school, however, she thinks she may have found a soulmate…
When things come to a head at home between Alyssa, her mother and stepdad, she leaves and persuades James to join her in search of her real father. And so begins a journey of discovery that becomes progressively ominous as James’s urge to act on his sociopathic and violent inclinations increase while Alyssa, blinded by young love, remains wilfully ignorant of the consequences that lie at the end of the road. One night, however, the pair find themselves caught up in events that lead them down an ever more menacing and surreal path.
Jessica Barden (“Penny Dreadful“) and Alex Lawther (“Black Mirror“) star in the project with Charlie Covell serving as the writer. Jonathan Entwistle and Lucy Tcherniak will direct, with Kate Ogborn as producer. “The End of the Fucking World” launches on Channel 4 in the U.K. on October 24th and hopefully Netflix won’t take too long to bring it to the rest of the world.
He gives me Sheldon Cooper from hell vibes