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‘Big Boys’ Renewed For Season 3 By Channel 4

Jack Rooke's comedy about two mismatched boys returns

by Dave Elliott

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Fresh from Jack Rooke’s BAFTA and RTS wins for Comedy Writer, Big Boys is returning to Channel 4 for Season 3. All the gang will be back – Dylan Llewellyn, Jon Pointing, Camille Coduri, Katy Wix, Izuka Hoyle, Olisa Odele, Harriett Webb and Annette Badland – with some shocks and surprises along the way.

‘Big Boys’ is a funny and heart-breaking comedy-drama created, written and narrated by Jack Rooke centring on an unlikely friendship between sweet, shy, newly-out Jack played by Dylan Llewellyn and boisterous, laddish and ever-so-slightly mature student Danny played by Jon Pointing.

Season three sees our gang enter their final year at Brent Uni, with all the ups and downs of dissertations, deadlines, dating and the devastating departure of Louis Walsh from X-Factor (for Jack anyway!)

Peggy and Shannon embark on new romances and never-ending nappy changes, whilst Jack and Danny’s friendship is tested to its limits as they realise proper adult life is coming. Will the boys still choose each other like before, or will this be the end of the road?

“It’s been 10 years since I actually graduated Uni and now yet again I’m returning to my campus with a clapperboard & film crew to recreate the embarrassing endeavours of my youth. It is just a dream job!” commented Jack Rooke. “The response to series 2 has been beautiful and we’re so grateful this show continues to connect with and get discovered by so many weird and wonderful viewers. Big Boys is the closest I’ll ever feel to being in a girl band and we’re all desperate to come back like a pack of rabid dogs and put on a sexy, cringey, big funny show for you all!”

Charlie Perkins, Head of Comedy at Channel 4 adds: “Big Boys is a snowball of a comedy show for us; with series 2 growing hugely from the already successful and critically lauded series 1. It seems to connect with everyone – from the young to the old, from the comedy aficionados to hun-culture huns. We’re thrilled to be back with Jack and the Roughcut team again and excited for people to see what’s next for the show’s motley crew.”

Big Boys is created and written by Jack Rooke, executive produced by Jack Rooke, Jim Archer, Ash Atalla and Alex Smith for Roughcut TV, directed by Jim Archer, produced by Bertie Peek and commissioned for Channel 4 by Charlie Perkins, Head of Comedy and Joe Hullait, Commissioning Executive for Comedy. 

“What a beautiful journey this series continues to be,” said Ash Atalla, Roughcut TV. “There aren’t many shows that have made me both laugh and cry in the edit, and we are so proud of this comedy that makes you feel something so visceral.”

‘Big Boys’ is based on comedy writer Jack Rooke’s award-winning live comedy shows ‘Good Grief’, ‘Happy Hour’ and ‘Love Letters’.

Big Boys‘ Seasons 1 and 2 can be found on Channel 4 streaming. If you want to keep track of this or any other show, add them via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when they get a UK premiere date.

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