Shortly after Channel 4 renewed their Greg Davies comedy Man Down for a third season, sister channel E4 has given the green-light to Wasted, a six episode comedy series from James Lamont and Jon Foster.
Wasted follows four friends who are wasting their twenties in a West Country village. Morpheus is a geeky conspiracy theorist who runs a mystical souvenir shop with his unambitious sister, Sarah. His scrounger best friend Kent sleeps on their sofa rent-free, and his secret crush, Alison, runs a new age healing business at the back of the shop.
“We can’t wait to get ‘Wasted’ with the talented and unique voices of James Lamont and Jon Foster”, said Channel 4’s Deputy Head of Comedy Nerys Evans, who commissioned the series alongside Channel 4’s Head of Comedy Phil Clarke. “It’s exactly the kind of chaotic, hilarious and mischievous comedy we love having on the channel.”
James Lamont and Jon Foster created Wasted and are penning the scripts for the six episode comedy series, which is set up at independent production company Angel Eye Media. The executive producers are John O’Callaghan and Richard Osborne. Casting for the series is currently underway, with production expected to commence in the coming months for a 2016 premiere on E4.
“The experiences of young people living away from the big cities make for some very fertile comic ground and the scripts from Jon and James are hilarious”, added Richard Osborne, Managing Director of Angel Eye Media. “They’ve really nailed what it’s like to hang out with old mates – and at the same time make some huge leaps of imagination. So in terms of tackling rural comedy and an unexpected format – Wasted is a real stand-out show.”