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The 'Inbetweeners' Creators Have Written a New Comedy About Footballers

By Holly Brockwell on at

The comedy geniuses behind The Inbetweeners have written something new together for the first time since the show (plus its two movies and terrible live special) finished.

With the working title of Afternoons, Iain Morris and Damon Beesley's new TV show is a comedy about football players in the Premier League. It's set to be a six-part series on BBC2, but the lucky actors starring in it haven't been announced yet.

The ethos of the show sounds pretty similar to The Inbetweeners, clunge and all: "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," the show creators say, with the series focusing on "boys from around the world who are far less proficient with women, money and social media than they are at scoring goals."

Shane Allen, controller of BBC Comedy, says the writers have mostly focused on what the boys get up to when they're not kicking balls around:

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

Excellent.