Teen drama greenlit for ITV 2
ITV 2 has commissioned a teen drama from ITV Studios company, Noho Film and Television.
Created by Mark O’ Sullivan (Lee and Dean, The Agency), and written by Mark O’Sullivan and Yemi Oyefuwa, Tell Me Everything explores what it’s like to be coming of age in the 2020s.
The six-part drama centres 16 year-old Jonny Murphy, who is trying his best to navigate the world. Growing up hasn’t been easy, and although loved by his friends and family, Jonny suffers from undiagnosed depression which he does his best to hide. So when he is faced with the most gut-wrenching tragedy, Jonny has to decide – is he going to let events overtake him or is he going to learn how to live?
Tell Me Everything has been commissioned for ITV2 by head of digital channels and acquisitions, Paul Mortimer and ITV drama commissioner, Chloe Tucker; the latter will oversee production from the channel’s perspective.
Noho Film and Television will produce Tell Me Everything for ITV2 with Robert Wulff-Cochrane and Camilla Campbell executive producing and overseeing production.
Prior to establishing Noho in 2012, the pair headed up the drama commissioning team at Channel 4 where they commissioned Misfits, Fresh Meat, Any Human Heart, Top Boy, Cast Offs, Skins and This is England 86 and 88, among others.
Noho’s recent credits include The Windsors and Zomboat! Wulff-Cochrane and Campbell said: “We are really excited to be working with ITV2 and the Young Audience Content Fund on a truly British show for young audiences. Teenagers now face more challenges than ever, and Mark’s scripts encapsulate the pain, joy and messy highs and lows of a group of teenage friends in all their glory.
“Tell Me Everything will confront the difficult subject of mental health head on whilst maintaining a robust sense of humour – a refreshing take on the classic coming of age story.”
Writer O’Sullivan added: “I'm thrilled to be bringing my first drama series to ITV2, with the BFI’s brilliant Young Audiences Content Fund. Tell Me Everything is a semi-autobiographical story (set now, in the 2020s) about growing up and trying to find out who you are before anyone else can decide it for you. It's a drama - with laughs, tears, and the odd gut-punch - about how adolescence is many things, but never straightforward and always personal.”
Filming begins this summer in Welwyn Garden City. The drama has been co-funded by the BFI’s Young Audiences Content Fund and will be produced in association with ITV Studios. Scott Bassett produces; Richard Senior directs.
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