Derry Girls star Dylan Llewellyn has been cast in Channel 4's comedy series Big Boys.
He'll play one of the lead roles alongside Plebs' Jon Pointing.
I'm doing 2 work in progress shows at @VAULTFestival March 9-10. This is as about as much info as I have on the matter at the moment but snap up your tickets now and we can find out more on the night. https://t.co/SydfHoSTyv pic.twitter.com/u6hvtTOLKl
— Jon Pointing (@JonPointing) December 22, 2017
Channel 4 announced yesterday that they had commissioned the new six-part comedy series.
Described as funny and heartbreaking, it's been created, written and narrated by comedian Jack Rooke.
It's based on his live comedy shows Good Grief, Happy Hour and Love Letters.
Big Boys follows the story of an unlikely friendship between Jack and Danny.
Jack is described as a, 'sweet, shy, closeted,' boy.
While Danny is, 'boisterous, laddish and ever-so-slightly mature.'
In a statement, Rooke said, 'I am thrilled to have my first comedy series with Channel 4, writing and narrating Big Boys, based on the teen years after losing my dad with all the ups and downs of grief, sexual discovery, freshers’ week and making one very special best mate.'
He added, '(And I’ll be sure to include some of my own ‘fun times’ too!)'
Channel 4 released the following synopsis:
'Jack has spent the past year at home with his wonderful, potty-mouthed mum.'
'He’s been grieving for his father and she for her husband, but the time has now come for him to take his place at the local uni.'
'There he meets his roommate Danny as the pair are thrown together during Freshers week, watched over by an entirely over-enthusiastic Student Union head.'
'Jack and Danny are at significantly different places on the spectrum of masculinity but closely bond during the inevitable chaos and frenzy of a first year.'
I'm going to be talking to @bobmillstt on @talkRADIO at 2pm today about the short comedy series I made Key Worker. Tune in & if you haven't already you can watch it here: https://t.co/hLBSJCa5hr pic.twitter.com/pohOPhVmas
— Jon Pointing (@JonPointing) May 16, 2020
A release date for the new series hasn't been announced.