ITVX has commissioned G’wed, a new 6 x 30 comedy from Golden Path Productions.
Set in Liverpool and filmed entirely on location, in and around the city, the series “will feature an exciting cast of fresh, young local talent.”
G’wed is an uplifting, heart-warming and hilarious portrayal of teenagers today and how they view the world.
It delves into the working class culture of “surviving with a sense of humour”. The distinctive voice of Liverpool and the lived experience of the kids from the city will be at the heart of this comedy, tackling big issues like grief, sex, diversity and class differences with a wicked sense of humour.
From Reece, the anti-hero at the heart of the show, a superficially misbehaving, potty-mouthed lad, who constantly surprises, whether that be quoting Mother Teresa, his knowledge of the work of John Steinbeck or his incredibly mature take on grief, to Aimee – ferociously determined, go-getting and emotionally mature and Mia- Louise – queen slayer and ultimate manipulator of pervy boys – G’wed showcases a part of the country, and a bunch of characters, that you rarely see on TV.
The series is produced by former Hat Trick head of comedy, Mario Stylianides’ indie, Golden Path Productions Ltd and written by Liverpool native Danny Kenny. Stylianides is the exec producer.
The 6 x 30 series will start filming over the Summer and premiere on ITVX in 2024
ITV’s Head of Comedy, Nana Hughes said: “G’wed sees an extremely exciting group of new talent hit our screens, most of whom will be seen for the first time. Danny captures youthful working class banter perfectly.”
Mario Stylianides, founder of Golden Path Productions Ltd said: “Danny’s brilliant scripts gave us the tools to start the search to find the very best new acting talent in Liverpool. Guided by casting director Harry Gilbert, we undertook a long and thorough casting process and we uncovered some amazing new actors. We are so excited to start filming with them in the Summer and can’t wait to show them off to the world.”
Danny Kenny, writer of G’wed said: “Being from a working-class background I’m fascinated by how your upbringing can shape you, so it’s really important to me that the show challenges stereotypes, I want each character to constantly surprise, reflecting a more genuine and well-rounded take on the people of Liverpool”.
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