This Way Up (formerly known as Happy AF) will premiere on Channel 4 on Thursday August 8th at 10pm, it has been announced.
This Way Up follows Aine, a whip smart English-as-a-foreign language (TEFL) teacher trying to pull her life back together after a “teeny little nervous breakdown”, as her sister Shona(Horgan), worries, not only about her younger sibling, but also about her own life choices. The TEFL school where Aine teaches brings together a room full of characters also trying to find their own hope, direction and happiness in this messy world.
The six episode comedy series, which was created by Aisling Bea, is being produced by Merman and stars Aisling Bea, Aasif Mandvi, Tobias Menzies, Indira Varma Sorcha Cusack , Chris Geere, Kadiff Kirwan, Ricky Grover, Ekow Quartey and Pik-Sen Lim, Todor Jordanov, Jassem Mougari and Daniela Spataru. Alex Winckler is the director. The executive producers are Clelia Mountford, Sharon Horgan and Aisling Bea. It was commissioned by Channel 4’s Head of Comedy Fiona McDermott and Channel 4’s Commissioning Editor for Comedy Jack Bayles.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.