Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden both dropped by the JOE studios to talk about the return of The End of the F***king World
The End of the F***ing World was one of the real surprise TV hits of the last few years
Based on the cult comic by cartoonist Charles Forsman, the Channel 4 / Netflix co-production came out of nowhere to be one of the most talked-about shows of 2017, both in the UK and the US.
The dark, offbeat series was about seventeen-year-old James (Alex Lawther), who believes he is a psychopath and is planning out his first murder. It follows his relationship with Alyssa (Jessica Barden), as they end up on the run. To say any more would spoil the drama, but with only eight episodes, at twenty or so minutes long each, it is definitely worth your time.
It’s been two years since the premiere of the British cult classic, but fans don’t have to wait much longer for answers about that notorious cliffhanger.
It’s been over two years since The End of the F***ing World premiered to rapturous reviews, and fans have eagerly awaited the aftermath of the series’ shocking finale. There’s been much debate about the need or desire for a second season of the show, which so far has been about two English teen runaways who wind up on the run. Arguments against its continuation often invoke the finality of its source material (a graphic novel of the same name by Charles Forman), but writer Charlie Covell has prepared eight more episodes that are sure to surprise. The tone of the show seems much different than it was in 2017, but we’ll have to wait until it premieres on November 4th to know for certain if that’s truly the case.
Netflix recently released a trailer for the hit series, and the comments section on YouTube is abuzz with fan theories and strong opinions about the second season, as well as collective anguish over revelations about the fate of one of its lead characters. Watch it below and then continue on for our detailed shot-by-shot breakdown [ . . . ]
TEOTFW season 3 probably isn’t happening as creator Charlie Covell admits she likes where season 2 leaves off. The End Of The F***ing World premieres on Channel 4 on November 4 and heads to Netflix
Season 2 of The End Of The F***ing Worldwill hit our television screens from 4 November and for many fans it’s been a long time coming. It’s been two years since James and Alyssa landed themselves in some serious hot water at the end of season 1 and the suspense is killing us.
While you’re no doubt excited about the show’s return to Channel 4 and Netflix, don’t expect The End Of The F***ing World to be a show that continues on for endless seasons. In fact, don’t expect it to continue past season 2.
The show’s explosive season 1 finale saw James running from the police before an ominous gunshot went off and left James’ fate up in the air. Many thought the show could have actually ended there but, mercifully, TEOTFW was granted a second season.
Just in case you were already looking ahead to a third season of the hit drama, we’re officially here to burst your bubble. TEOTFW series creator Charlie Covell tells RadioTimes that it’s probably not in the cards.
Charlie said: “I think, for me, that’s it now. Yeah, that’s done. I think to try and eke more out would be wrong, I like where we’ve left it.”
That may sound disappointing but if the show’s creator is confident in where season 2 leaves off, then we have no choice but to stan and wait to see it for ourselves.
Charlie Covell also told the publication that she felt some pressure following up season 1. “There’s pressure, but there’s pressure because people like something that we all did together,” she explained.
In the suspenseful trailer for The End Of The F***ing World season 2, we see Alyssa trying to cope with her life after the incident. She back to waitressing and, oh yeah, she’s getting bullets in the mail, too. But, of course, the trailer left a bunch of unanswered questions. The most important one being…IS JAMES ALIVE OR WUT?!
Now that it’s clear that TEOTFW probably won’t return for a season 3, we’ll definitely be savouring each and every episode from 4 November.
The End of the F***ing World became a phenomenon when it was first released two years ago, and fans of the series have been waiting for answers about the massive cliffhanger for season one. There haven’t been any updates on the outcome but we know that second season has been confirmed which will be on Channel 4/Netflix that will premiere in November.
The End Of The F World Season 2 Plot Details
Moreover, it was also revealed that the second season will be set two years later and the first look pictures have revealed alongside the unveiling of a brand new character. In this new photo, we see Alyssa (Jessica Barden) is seen dressed in a diner uniform, while the photos also tease the mysterious Bonnie (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s Naomi Ackie), an outsider with a troubled past and a connection to Alyssa.
The cast member that is missing is James who is played by Alex Lawther. His fate is unknown at the end of the season one he was shot by someone which means he might be dead or in person. Moreover, the shooting for season 2 began earlier this year. This was confirmed by star Barden through an Instagram post. Also, during an interview Lawther in which he was asked how he would like to see season two start, joking: “[Jessica] was saying how she would like the second series to start with a musical on the beach – taking a role in a musical version of The End of the F***ing World, which I would be completely up for!