Cast announced for E4/Netflix series, Crazy Face, from Misfits creator

Cara Theobold & Susan Wokoma lead comedy-horror.

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*edited: E4/Netflix has renamed Crazy Face to Crazyhead*

Bafta award winning Misfits creator, Howard Overman is to debut Crazy Face, a new, six-part comedy-horror series on E4 and Netflix.

Crazy Face follows an unlikely duo of demon hunters, Amy and Raquel, played by Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey) and Susan Wokoma (Chewing Gum), in a funny, gripping series about friendship, love and facing your demons that follows the angst and exorcisms.

When people die most go quietly into the night. But some have unfinished business: scores to settle, blood to spill, axes to plant in people’s heads…These tormented souls work through their issues by possessing the living. Most of the time they walk freely amongst us, unseen by all but a special few.

Amy (Theobold) is one of those few. She works in a bowling alley and never really imagined herself battling the legions of hell. It can play havoc with a girl’s love life. Not to mention her mind. Thankfully Amy isn’t alone. Enter Raquel (Wokoma). Armed with Wikipedia and a baton she bought on e-bay, Raquel’s a self-made demon hunter with a whole lot of baggage and an impressive lack of social skills.

An unlikely friendship is born as Amy and Raquel attempt to navigate their way through the choppy waters of their early twenties whilst simultaneously kicking the ass of some seriously gnarly demons. What could possibly go wrong?

Crazy Face also stars Riann Steele (In the Flesh) as Amy’s best friend Suzanne; Lewis Reeves (Unforgotten) as her workmate-with-a-massive crush Jake; Arinze Kene (Youngers) as Raquel’s level-headed older brother Tyler, with Tony Curran (Defiance) as the sinister Callum.

Piers Wenger, Channel 4 Head of Drama says: “Howard has been responsible for defining drama on E4 and with Crazy Face he’s proved himself to be on thrilling, anarchic and utterly rude form. We are delighted to welcome him back to the channel and to work with our partners at Urban Myth Films and Netflix to realise the ambition of this bold and brilliant series.”

Larry Tanz, Vice President Global Television at Netflix, said: “Crazy Face is an eccentrically unique and entertaining series that will resonate with audiences across the globe.”

The series is produced by Urban Myth Films for Channel 4 in association with Netflix. Executive Producers are Johnny Capps, Julian Murphy and Howard Overman.

Crazy Face begins filming this week (May) in Bristol for broadcast in the UK exclusively on E4. Netflix will stream the series globally following E4’s UK premiere.