The creator of Friday Night Dinner, Robert Popper, has had a new sitcom commissioned by Channel 4.
I Hate You sees two twenty-somethings, Charlie (Sex Education’s Tanya Reynolds) and Becca (Melissa Saint), navigate their complicated friendship in today’s complicated world.
The pair have the definition of a love-hate relationship, one minute revelling in their in-jokes, the next bickering deep into the night.
Perhaps because the two are opposites. Charlie’s an anxious misanthrope whose room is ‘shittery’, while Becca is a little too confident and impulsive, but whose room is spotless.
The first series promises plenty of perils, with Charlie getting arrested for pick-pocketing a police officer, Becca learning why you should never jog to jazz, and both starting to date men (a lot) older than them.
Popper said: “Having spent ten years writing a show about a super intense family, I really wanted my next one to be about super intense friends. And, since I’ve never had a friend in my life, I’m hoping this will teach me how to find one.”