New E4 series begins filming
The Inbetweeners Blake Harrison is to star in new E4 comedy drama, Tripped.
Set in parallel universes, Tripped sees Harrison star as Danny, an average 24-year-old who has been friends with stoner Milo (played by newcomer George Webster) since they were kids. But then Danny decides it’s time to grow up, settle down and marry long-term girlfriend Kate (Georgina Campbell), whereas Milo continues to focus on getting high.
One night Milo takes a particularly strong batch of hallucinogens, and Danny appears in his living room – except the real Danny’s at his engagement party, and the real Danny doesn’t normally carry a sword! This Danny claims to come from another dimension, and he brings a warning – the only problem is that Milo’s too wrecked to remember what it is.
Throughout the 4-part series Danny and Milo find themselves tripping to various parallel universes where they encounter different versions of themselves, all the time being chased by a dangerous assassin (Richard Gadd). Will Danny and Milo’s friendship survive their adventure in the multiverse, and will Danny manage to return to his reality and get married to his original Kate?
Made by Mammoth Screen, Tripped was commissioned following an original pilot, Alt by Jamie Mathieson (Doctor Who). The series is written and co-created by Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing), with Jamie Mathieson a co-creator and co-writer of episode one.
Beth Willis, Deputy Head of Drama at Channel 4: “Jack and Harry’s scripts for Tripped are a breathless and brilliantly funny ride – and we’re so thrilled to have Blake Harrison back on Channel 4, playing Danny and Danny and Danny.”
Blake Harrison: “I’m really excited to be working on Tripped! It’s always frustrating when good actors make me look bad but on this show I get to have a lot of scenes with myself so I should look alright! Also they’ve let me have a sword so if any one brings me a cold steak I can go full medieval Clarkson on their ass!!
Preethi Mavahalli said: “We’re delighted that Mammoth Screen is making its first series for E4. The mind-bending madness of Tripped is unlike anything we’ve ever done before which makes it especially exciting. And it’s great to work with such a wonderful team – extraordinary scripts from Jack and Harry Williams, the insane talent of director Jamie Stone, and stand out performances from a brilliantly entertaining cast.”
Tripped goes into production this week and will air on E4 later in the year.