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Derry Girls' Dylan Llewellyn to star in new comedy Big Boys

Derry Girls' Dylan Llewellyn to star in new comedy Big Boys
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Derry Girls actor Dylan Llewellyn signs up for new Channel 4 comedy Big Boys.

Derry Girls actor Dylan Llewellyn has signed up to appear in new university-set comedy Big Boys for Channel 4.

The show follows Llewellyn's character Jack, a shy and closeted uni fresher who strikes up a friendship with boisterous lad Danny - played by Plebs' Jon Pointing.

Creator and writer Jack Rooke said: "As a kid I'd stay up late to sneakily watch something a bit 'queer' on Channel 4. I'd ask Dad: 'Why does that bloke have his face in that other bloke's lap?' and he'd grin and say, 'They're just having a fun time!!'

"Now I am thrilled to have my first comedy series with Channel 4, writing and narrating Big Boys, based on the teen years after losing my dad with all the ups and downs of grief, sexual discovery, freshers' week and making one very special best mate. (And I'll be sure to include some of my own 'fun times' too!)"

Laura Riseam, comedy commissioner at Channel 4, added: "We are delighted to be working with Jack and the team on Big Boys.

"Jack's natural ability to find humour in grief brings a beautifully specific POV to something universal and important. He has already had us in bits and we haven't even started filming yet!"

Big Boys - from the production team behind Cuckoo, Stath Lets Flats and People Just Do Nothing - is expected to air on Channel 4 in the first half of 2021.

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