MX23RW : Saturday, January 16 06:13:31| >> :600:4274927:4274927:

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

Derry Girls' Dylan Llewellyn to star in new comedy Big Boys
© Channel 4
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.


Follow us on Twitter @SMEntsFeed and like us on Facebook for the latest entertainment news alerts.

Click here for more stories about Dylan Llewellyn

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Max Clifford pictured in May 2014
Read Next:
Channel 4 to air "revealing" Max Clifford documentary
Latest Entertainment Video

rhs 2.0
New TV Picks header

Saturday, January 16

RuPaul's Drag Race: Netflix, from 8am
13-7-1+1(+6?) queens remain in the competition - will one of them finally get the (pork)chop?

The Masked Singer: ITV, 7pm
Returning tonight are Harlequin, Grandfather Clock, Bush Baby, Viking and... Blob.

Michael McIntyre's The Wheel: BBC One, 8.30pm
Among the experts this week, Doctor Alex George
Media Mole's Spotify playlist