ITV2 has launched a gritty new Skins-style teen drama Tell Me Everything.
The coming-of-age series centers around 16-year-old Jonny (Eden H Davies) as he struggles to hide his undiagnosed depression and anxiety from his oldest mates Louis (Spike Fearn) and Neve (Lauryn Ajufo) following a gut-wrenching tragedy.
Jonny’s life is turned upside down when he’s reeled into a troubling world by new friend Mei (Callina Liang) as well as new college mates Regan (Tessa Lucille) and Zia (Ackley Bridge’s Carla Woodcock).
Executive produced by Robert Wulff-Cochrane and Camilla Campbell, who previously commissioned Skins for Channel 4, the series is described as “brimming with heart, laughs, pathos and gut-punches, tenderness and darkness” and promises to “explore the stresses of mental health for today’s teens created by the omnipresence of technology and social media.”
Speaking about the cast, Wulff-Cochrane and Camilla Campbell said: “We are absolutely thrilled with this brilliant cast of rising stars – a group of young actors who show more talent and flair, gravitas and humour, than we dared wish for.”
Tell Me Everything is ITV2’s first original drama commissioning in a decade.
The teen drama is set in Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, the hometown of creator Mark O’Sullivan (Lee and Dean).
O’Sullivan wrote the show alongside Yemi Oyefuwa, Kat Sadler and Cameron Loxdale, while Richard Senior (McDonald & Dodds, Humans, The Last Kingdom) and Marley Morrison (Sweetheart, Leroy) serve as directors.