Jack Rooke’s BAFTA and RTS winning comedy, Big Boys, is returning to Channel 4 for a third series.

Produced by Roughcut, Big Boys is written and narrated by Jack Rooke and centres on an unlikely friendship between sweet, shy, newly-out Jack played Dylan Llewellyn and boisterous, laddish  Danny played by Jon Pointing.

Series three sees them enter 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!)”

Jack Rooke said: “It’s been 10 years since I actually graduated Uni and now yet again I’m returning to my campus with a clapperboard & film crew to recreate the embarrassing endeavours 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 seems to connect 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’.

Jon Creamer

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