Preview – The End of the F***ing World

The End of the Fucking World
The End of the F***ing World: - Episode 1 (Alex Lawther as James. Jessica Barden as Alyssa.) Picture Publicist: Charlie Fearn. Photographer: Clerkenwell Films / Channel 4 Television.

Channel 4 is showing the first episodes of this new comedy drama on TV before making the rest of the series online only.

Adapted from the graphic novels by Charles Forsman, the story follows two 17-year-olds. One, James (Alex Lawther), is a loner who is pretty sure that he is also a psychopath. The other, Alyssa (Jessica Barden), is a popular new girl at his school, but she doesn’t think she fits in. The two become friends, and eventually Alyssa asks James to travel with her in order to find her biological father.

Thus the two run away from home and begin a road trip, with Alyssa blinded by love and unable to see James’s increasingly violent mood.

The End of the F***ing World is on Channel 4 at 22.20. The rest of the series is released on All4 immediately afterwards.