The BBC has commissioned a sitcom about football players from the duo who created E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners.
Iain Morris and Damon Beesley have been picked up by BBC Two to create a six-part sitcom under the working title Afternoons. It follows the mainly off-pitch misadventures of three young football players from a fictional Premier League team. The series follows their friendship and how the trio, “are far less proficient with women, money and social media than they are at scoring goals.”
This series marks the first time that Morris and Beesley have worked together since the last Inbetweeners film. While no mention has been made of who will play the lead characters, we do know of some of the crew. The shows executive producers will be Emmy Award winning Tom Werner (Roseanne, That ‘70s Show) and Inbetweeners executive producer Caroline Leddy.
Morris and Beesley have said in a press statement: “We’re delighted to be working together again, and incredibly grateful to Shane Allen and the BBC for the faith they have shown in the idea. We’re hoping to show viewers the hilarious inner lives of three young men who just happen to have a very stressful job in the public eye.”