Caitlin Moran’s ‘Raised By Wolves’ gets full C4 series commission

Caitlin Moran returns with more semi-autobiographical tales

Raised by Wolves: Caitlin Moran and her sister with the girls who are portraying them

Channel 4 has given the go ahead for a full  six-part series of comedy, Raised By Wolves – following the pilot which was shown at Christmas.

Written by bestselling author and award-winning columnist Caitlin Moran, with her sister Caroline Moran, and made by Big Talk, the series, set on a Wolverhampton council-estate, is a modern-day re-imagining of Caitlin and Caroline’s childhood – loads of kids, no money, home-schooled, and educating themselves on a bounty of books, films, TV and pop music.

Caitlin Moran said; “It was foretold in ancient legend that when two sisters from a council-estate in Wolverhampton – one brunette and over-sharey, one ginger and angry – would, one day, write a sit-com for Channel 4, and finally popularise the local sayings of ‘To be fair,’ ‘I don’t reckon’, ‘Alright babba’ and ‘Ahhhhhh, binners’.” That day has now come. We now go and eat faggots and peas, to celebrate.”

Head of Comedy Phil Clarke said: “Raised By Wolves is the charming and funny story of Caitlin Moran’s unique childhood, a tale of self-taught girls growing up on a council estate in Wolverhampton, a sort of Benefits Street meets Anne Of Green Gables.”

Raised By Wolves will go into production later in the year for broadcast in 2015.