The Director and writer for This Is England, Shane Meadows, says the next instalment will be the best yet.
He revealed that the latest series, This is England 90, will begin shooting later this year.
The show will follow on from This Is England ’86 in 2010 and This Is England ’88 in 2011.
It originally started life as a film, This is England, released in 2006, and many of the original cast members are attached to the new series.
The show follows the story of the coming of age of 13-year-old Shaun, a lonely boy welcomed into a gang of skinheads.
Speaking at last week’s NME Awards Shane Meadows admitted that he’d not yet finished writing the script but said he’s really excited about the project.
“The stories that we’ve got lined up for this one I think could top it all,” he said.
Its the summer of 1984 Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.
But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.
Release – 12 September 2014
Now is the time to submit for Joe’s 2014 Birthday Project! Massive thanks to Joe Gilgun Army for putting this together!
Here are a few details on the project and where you can submit from Cristina:
Joe turns 30 on 9th March. Last year our little gift was much appreciated and it was quite funny for me to put all the messages together. This year I would like to organise something similar in order to show him our love and support. I would like people to write down a message for Joe as if they were talking to a good friend, to draw something that makes him crack up, a possible tattoo idea, to make a video, or to take a photo or whatever comes from their brilliant minds. You can send everything to firstname.lastname@example.org until 8th March.
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Another supernatural teen drama on my list, though definitely more popular, is Misfits. The series premiered in 2009 and became popular in the US. Although it was morbid at times (seriously, these teenagers bury way too many dead bodies), it was hilarious and filled with awesome characters. Misfits follows five young offenders who are struck by lightning while performing community service; they find they’ve developed superpowers along with many other people and must deal with the consequences.
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In the final ever episode, the gang discover that their community service is over and begin to contemplate life after the orange jumpsuits. Still upset at the way Rudy (Joseph Gilgun) treated her, Jess (Karla Crome) seeks comfort elsewhere; however, she soon discovers that her companion has a terrifying power that threatens her very existence. Meanwhile, Rudy’s alter ego discovers that Helen (Ellie Kendrick), Karen (Kate Bracken) and Sam (Michael Winder) aren’t quite the superheroes he expected them to be.