Big Boys back for series 3 | Channel 4 announces return of Jack Rooke's comedy © Channel 4 / Roughcut

Big Boys back for series 3

Channel 4 announces return of Jack Rooke's comedy

Jack Rooke’s Big Boys is returning for a third series,  Channel 4 has announced today.

The core cast of the semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy will all be back: Dylan Llewellyn, Jon Pointing, Camille Coduri, Katy Wix, Izuka Hoyle, Olisa Odele, Harriett Webb and Annette Badland

Series three sees the gang enter their final year at Brent Uni, with all the ups and downs of dissertations, deadlines and dating

Rooke, who writes and narrates the show, said: ‘It’s been ten years since I actually graduated uni and now yet again I’m returning to my campus with a clapperboard and film crew to recreate the embarrassing endeavours of my youth. It is just a dream job! 

‘The response to series two has been beautiful and we’re so grateful this show continues to connect with and get discovered by so many weird and wonderful viewers. Big Boys is the closest I’ll ever feel to being in a girl band and we’re all desperate to come back like a pack of rabid dogs and put on a sexy, cringey, big funny show for you all!’

The series, made by Roughcut TV, has earned Rooke Bafta and Royal Television Society awards for best comedy writer, with the show starting life in his live comedy shows Good Grief, Happy Hour and Love Letters. Series two aired in January and February wit a consolidated 679,000 viewers in the week of broadcast, but won widespread critical praise.

Charlie Perkins, head of comedy at Channel 4 said: ‘Big Boys is a snowball of a comedy show for us; with series 2 growing hugely from the already successful and critically lauded series 1. 

‘It seems to connect with everyone - from the young to the old, from the comedy aficionados to hun-culture huns. We’re thrilled to be back with Jack and the Roughcut team again and excited for people to see what’s next for the show’s motley crew.’

Ash Atalla of Roughcut TV added: ‘What a beautiful journey this series continues to be. There aren’t many shows that have made me both laugh and cry in the edit, and we are so proud of this comedy that makes you feel something so visceral.’

Big Boys production credits

Created and written by: Jack Rooke
Executive producers: Jack Rooke, Jim Archer, Ash Atalla and Alex ​Smith
Director: Jim Archer
Producer: Bertie Peek
Commissioned for Channel 4 by: Charlie Perkins, head of comedy and Joe Hullait, commissioning editor

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Published: 13 Jun 2024

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