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New Football Comedy From The Maker Of The Inbetweeners

A new comedy is on the way from the makers of The Inbetweeners.

Iain Morris and Damon Beesley are teaming up for the first time since The Inbetweeners sitcom and movies. They are making a new football themed comedy for BBC2 called Afternoons.

Airing on BBC2, the six-part series will feature the “mostly off-the-pitch misadventures” of footballers at a fictional premier league club.

The comedy will focus on the friendship of three young football players who are “far less proficient with women, money and social media than they are at scoring goals”.

BBC comedy controller Shane Allen said: “Having Iain and Damon back together on a new scripted piece is about as good as it gets in comedy.

“Their take on what happens off the pitch brims with their skill at creating a gang of instantly recognisable characters, memorable dialogue, deftly tuned plots and excruciating humiliation is never far away.”

Morris and Beesley said they were “delighted to be working together again” and thanked the BBC for the “faith they have shown in the idea”.

“We’re hoping to show viewers the hilarious inner lives of three young men who just happen to have a very stressful job in the public eye,” they said.

BBC Studios, which is developing the series, said the series “promises to be a global hit”.

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