British Comedy Guide has learned that a further four half-hour episodes are to be commissioned from producers Expectation Entertainment, which are likely to film in the Summer for online publication and broadcast late in 2019.
Created and written by BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Writing Award-winner Kayleigh Llewellyn, the dark comedy follows teenager Bethan (Gabrielle Creevy) as she struggles to maintain the pretence of being a normal, gobby teenager with run-of-the-mill personal, home life.
In reality she is a sensitive, mature character often having to play the role of adult: her father is a largely disconnected alcoholic, whilst her mother suffers from bipolar disorder and has just been detained in a mental health facility – admitted there by Bethan herself.
Commissioned jointly by BBC Three and BBC One Wales, and published in mid-October as part of BBC Wales’s month-long Festival of Funny, the pilot also starred Jo Hartley as Bethan’s mother; Poppy Lee Friar and James Wilbraham as best friends Lydia and Travis; with teachers including Alexandria Riley and Laura Checkley.
The core cast are expected to return to star again in the full series.
The BBC has not responded to British Comedy Guide’s request for comment.
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