The creators of The Inbetweeners gathered for a new series called The first team, a football-based comedy that focuses on three young footballers in an imaginary Premier League club.
The BBC Two the series will follow the misadventures off the pitch of Mattie, Jack and Benji, who are much less adept at women, money and social media than they are on goal.
Written and directed by Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, the award-winning duo who created one of the most loved series in recent memory, this is the first project they have collaborated on since The Inbetweeners films in 2014.
A trailer of the show has officially been released on YouTube in the past few days.
It seems that “terrifying” teammate Petey will have a fair laugh, while Italian mercurial manager Cesare and American President Mark Crane play a huge role as they struggle to make things work on and off the pitch.
Damon Beesley, one of the writers of The First Team, explained the decision behind the use of footballers.
“Normally, kids of a certain age go out and do stupid things all the time,” he told NME.
“It’s about living a life unlike any other and the sacrifices that these people make. This is what we thought was interesting for footballers. There is a perception out there that they are all terrible humans who are overpaid, lazy and who do not know were born – and in reality the reality is not that. ”
The first team will officially hit screens Thursday May 28 on BBC Two. Will you watch the new series?
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