Charlie Covell’s British-set dramedy ‘The End of the F*****g World’ was a hit for Netflix and although the ending was somewhat final, (although it did sort of end in a cliffhanger…) fans are clamoring for a second season. But in the meantime, Netflix is turning to the writer of that series, Charlie Covell to craft another, even more, ambitious program for them– ‘Kaos’, “a darkly comedic and contemporary reimagining of Greek mythology, exploring themes of gender politics, power, and life in the underworld.”
‘Kaos’ will be produced by All3Media and Brightstar. All3Media’s Nina Lederman and Brightstar’s Tanya Seghatchian and John Woodward will serve as executive producers. No other announcements were made regarding casting or creative contributors, although Covell, who wrote all eight episodes of ‘The End of the F*****g World’ will most likely handle scripting chores.
‘The End of the F*****g World’ was nominated for the 2018 British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series. The nihilist series followed two troubled teens, James (Alex Lawther), a self-professed psychopath, and Alyssa (Jessica Barden), who gives him a good run for his money on that claim, as they go in search of Alyssa’s father. During their travels, they endure a series of mishaps that draw them closer together and make James question his murderous impulses. The show is based on Charles Forsman’s comic book of the same name. The series aired simultaneously on Channel 4 in the UK and Netflix everywhere else. Covell penned the scripts while Jonathan Entwistle and Lucy Tcherniak directed the episodes.
Covell has also written for the series ‘Banana’ (on which she also appeared as Amy) and the dark comedy film ‘Burn Burn Burn’ directed by newcomer Chanya Button. Covell may also be known for her acting work, having most recently appeared as Detective Constable Alex Dier on the crime drama ‘Marcella’.
Netflix just announced that it had ordered the science fiction series ‘Away’ from creator Jason Katims. The company also revealed that “Science Fiction and Fantasy” was its most popular genre, so it makes sense that they are snapping up so many genre projects.
Were you a fan of ‘The End of the F*****g World’? Are you intrigued that its writer is delivering a new series to Netflix?