Jack Rooke’s award-winning Big Boys returns to Channel 4 for a third series

Jack Rooke's award-winning Big Boys returns to Channel 4 for a third series

June 13, 2024 – Fresh from Jack Rooke’s BAFTA and RTS wins for Comedy Writer, Big Boys produced by Roughcut, is returning to Channel 4 for a third series. All the gang will be back – Dylan Llewellyn, Jon Pointing, Camille Coduri, Katy Wix, Izuka Hoyle, Olisa Odele, Harriett Webb, and Annette Badland – with some shocks and surprises along the way.

Big Boys is a funny and heart-breaking comedy-drama created, written, and narrated by Jack Rooke centring on an unlikely friendship between sweet, shy, newly-out Jack played by Dylan Llewellyn, and boisterous, laddish, and ever-so-slightly mature student Danny played by Jon Pointing.

Series three sees the BAFTA-nominated Big Boys return as our gang enters their final year at Brent Uni, with all the ups and downs of dissertations, deadlines, dating, and the devastating departure of Louis Walsh from X-Factor (for Jack anyway!)

Peggy and Shannon embark on new romances and never-ending nappy changes, while Jack and Danny’s friendship is tested to its limits as they realize proper adult life is coming. Will the boys still choose each other like before, or will this be the end of the road?

Jack Rooke said: “It’s been 10 years since I actually graduated Uni and now I’m returning to my campus with a clapperboard & film crew to recreate the embarrassing endeavors of my youth. It is just a dream job! The response to series 2 has been beautiful and we’re so grateful this show continues to connect with and get discovered by so many weird and wonderful viewers. Big Boys is the closest I’ll ever feel to being in a girl band and we’re all desperate to come back like a pack of rabid dogs and put on a sexy, cringey, big funny show for you all!”

Charlie Perkins, Head of Comedy at Channel 4 added: “Big Boys is a snowball of a comedy show for us; with series 2 growing hugely from the already successful and critically lauded series 1. It connects with everyone – from the young to the old, from the comedy aficionados to hun-culture huns. We’re thrilled to be back with Jack and the Roughcut team again and excited for people to see what’s next for the show’s motley crew.”

Ash Atalla, Roughcut TV commented: “What a beautiful journey this series continues to be. There aren’t many shows that have made me both laugh and cry in the edit, and we are so proud of this comedy that makes you feel something so visceral.”

Big Boys is created and written by Jack Rooke, executive produced by Jack Rooke, Jim Archer, Ash Atalla, and Alex Smith for Roughcut TV, directed by Jim Archer, produced by Bertie Peek, and commissioned for Channel 4 by Charlie Perkins, Head of Comedy and Joe Hullait, Commissioning Executive for Comedy.

Big Boys is based on comedy writer Jack Rooke’s award-winning live comedy shows ‘Good Grief’, ‘Happy Hour’ and ‘Love Letters’.

Critical praise for Big Boys, series two –

“So funny I almost choked”
The Guardian

“One of the most joyous, heartfelt shows out there”
The Telegraph

“The sophomore series soars higher and further than the first”

“Remains on brilliant form”

”British TV doesn’t get much better than this”
Digital Spy

“This male friendship is still a joy — and still filthy”
The Times

“The return of Big Boys is perfect January TV”
The i

” welcome return for a show with a lot of love, laughs… and cringe”
Evening Standard

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