A new teen comedy series about the experiences of freshers at ‘Bankside University’ will be shown on the BBC in September and October.
Off the Hook was piloted as Fresh last September on BBC’s new cross-platform channel BBC Switch. The new 7-part series will be broadcast on BBC Three and BBC Switch.
The show will include original cast members Jonathan Bailey as ‘Danny’, Danny Morgan, who since Fresh has co-presented on Channel 4’s Tonightly, as ‘Shane’, Joanna Cassidy as ‘Scarlet’ and James Buckley, who most famously appeared as young deviant Jay in the Inbetweeners, as ‘Fred’. They will be joined by an ensemble of supporting roles that include Felicity Montagu and rising comedy stars Georgia King and Jonny Sweet.
Geoffrey Goodwin, Head of BBC Switch said:
“Off the Hook is an aspirational comedy which combines superb storylines with a young British cast. Moving a show from online to TV is a great creative process which allows us to really develop the show and nurture the talent while building up a dedicated following online so that the show has a lot of thrust and energy behind it when it hits TV.”
Public relations support for Off the Hook is provided by Idea Generation.