BBC Three has ordered two new series, 21 Again from Naked Television and Curious Films’ Britain’s Youngest Football Boss.
Britain’s Youngest Football Boss (w/t) follows West Ham United women’s team and their 19-year-old Managing Director Jack Sullivan in his first full-time job since leaving school at 16. Jack’s dad David Sullivan, Chairman of West Ham United – has tasked him with transforming the club’s fortunes. Filmed and released across the season, the first two episodes will be released on BBC Three on Wednesday 5th December.
In four-part series 21 Again (w/t), five mums aged 35-45 will undergo an age-defying make-under before attempting to seamlessly slot back into 20s life without being discovered. The mums will live in a brand new city with their daughters to find out what it means to be 21 today.
BBC Three’s Controller Damian Kavanagh, said: “I’m delighted to announce two new commissions for BBC Three, 21 Again and Britain’s Youngest Football Boss. Earlier this year we announced a new editorial pillar to broaden the scope of our commissioning and extend our focus by introducing feel-good, entertaining propositions at their heart that celebrate and unite young people and get them talking. 21 Again and Britain’s Youngest Football Boss will deliver on that and will introduce hugely engaging characters bringing a new tone and sensibility to the channel.”
David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, added: “These two commissions demonstrate the exciting range we’re able to bring to our Popular Factual offering on BBC Three. 21 Again promises to be a really entertaining and energetic exploration of the expanding gulf across the generational divide – we’re excited to see how our brave mums and daughters navigate their unique experience. With Britain’s Youngest Football Boss we’re thrilled to be bringing the highs and lows of the Women’s Super League to a BBC Three audience through the exploits of West Ham Ladies and their impossibly young new Managing Director. Both series promise to have real heart and warmth and we’re keen to find more ideas that can strike this tone for the channel.”
Britain’s Youngest Football Boss (w/t) is a Curious Films production for BBC Three. Charlie Russell and Dov Freedman are the Executive Producers. It was commissioned by Damian Kavanagh, Controller of BBC Three and David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment. The BBC Commissioning Executive is Michael Jochnowitz. The first two episodes will be released on BBC Three on Wednesday 5th December.
21 Again (w/t) is a Naked Television production for BBC Three. Simon Andreae and Tom O’Brien are the Executive Producers. It was commissioned by Damian Kavanagh, Controller of BBC Three and David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment. The BBC Commissioning Executive is Ricky Cooper. It is due to air in 2019.