Channel 5 has ordered new six-part series Larger than Life, produced by Firecracker Films, which follows a cast of plus-sized men and women who are “bigger, and proud of it!”

Larger than Life is billed as a “joyful and thoughtful series and a refreshing alternative” to other programming on TV about obesity.  The series features a “vibrant, larger than life” cast and shows what it’s like to be plus-sized in modern Britain, told through the experience of the people who live it.

Denise Seneviratne, Commissioner Editor Factual at Channel 5 said: “It feels liberating to commission a series that is as bold and brave as Larger Than Life that doesn’t wag the finger or talk down to our audience. This series celebrates and embraces all the diverse shapes and sizes of modern Britain.”

Executive Producer, Federico Ruiz added: “We’re incredibly excited to be teaming up with Channel 5 once again to create a brand-new series packed full of joyful and heart-warming characters. Larger Than Life is both fun and mischievous whilst sparking important conversations about body size and positivity.”

Larger than Life is executive produced by Federico Ruiz, Head of Factual Entertainment at Firecracker Films with Elspeth O’Hare, Creative Director at Firecracker Scotland. The series is commissioned for Channel 5 by Denise Seneviratne and will be distributed by Passion Distribution.

Jon Creamer

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