A newly commissioned ITVX comedy, centring around the teenage working class, will be set and filmed entirely on location in Liverpool.
At the heart of G’wed is the superficially disobeying Reece, who, despite appearing as a loud mouthed anti-hero, has a surprising knowledge of John Steinbeck, can quote Mother Teresa, and has a very mature take on grief. Alongside him is Aimee, emotionally mature and fiercely determined, and Mia-Louise, a manipulator of men who don't deserve any better.
Written by newcomer Danny Kenny, the comedy shines a light on the overlooked population of the Liverpool working class. The teenagers at the heart of this series confront grie, sex, class differences and diversity, all with a “surviving sense of humour.”
Writer Danny Kenny says: “Being from a working-class background I’m fascinated by how your upbringing can shape you, so it’s really important to me that the show challenges stereotypes. I want each character to constantly surprise, reflecting a more genuine and well-rounded take on the people of Liverpool.”
ITV’s Head of Comedy, Nana Hughes, says: “G’wed sees an extremely exciting group of new talent hit our screens, most of whom will be seen for the first time. Danny captures youthful working-class banter perfectly.”
The six-part series will begin filming in Liverpool in the summer of 2023, and will premiere on ITVX in 2024.