Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fresh Meat - meet the characters

Back in May, Screenterrier introduced you to the cast of Channel 4's new student comedy drama Fresh Meat written by Peep Show creators Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain.

Now it's time to finally meet the characters as the 8-episode series described as portraying "the hilarious and painful truths of being a student" comes to our screens on Wednesday 21st September at 10pm on Channel 4.

Away from home for the first time, on the brink of adult life, they are about to discover who they really are. From the moment they first meet, their lives are destined to collide, overlap and run the whole gamut of appalling behaviour and terrible errors of judgment familiar to anyone who's ever experienced one of life's great rites of passage.

The Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas plays Kingsley:
After years caring for his sick mum in their Essex council flat, hanging out with a few male friends and amassing an impressive collection of NMEs, Kingsley arrives in Manchester both ready to embrace life, love, sex and experience, and slightly terrified of the dive in. He's about to have the ride of his life.

Kimberley Nixon plays Josie:
Josie arrives at university from a small-town community in Wales, anxious to embrace everything that student life has to offer with gleeful gusto. But she has a hard time reconciling her appetites for this new exciting world with the person her previous life has moulded her into.

Jack Whitehall plays JP:
JP is a public school boy who failed to get into a "proper" university, and considers himself an overlord raging hard amongst the underdogs. He is apparently by far the most self-assured of the housemates whose sense of entitlement seems to override any consideration for others. But as the series progresses, JP shows he has a sensitive side too.

Charlotte Ritchie plays Oregon:
Oregon's main objective at university is to reinvent herself in a way that is as far removed as possible from her very middle class upbringing. An excellent student, she's terrified she might be boring, and constantly worried about what others will think. She will say and do anything that she thinks will be cool.

Greg McHugh plays Howard:
Unlike our other students Howard is already living in the shared house when we meet him. How long he has been there is difficult to determine. Howard is a defiant square. He knows his own mind and seems to be happy with his niche as an eccentric recluse.

Zawe Ashton plays Vod:
Vod is fiercely independent with the type of fractured background Oregon wishes she could have invented for herself. She exudes an intimidating cool in abundance, unwilling to ever reveal a chink in her emotional armour.

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