Charlie Covell

"See you at the next funeral": new Channel 4 drama Truelove gets release date and trailer

The cast of Truelove, in character, sit drunkenly at a table in a bar

Iain Weatherby (Humans) and Charlie Covell (The End of the F***ing World) co-created the six-part series, which follows a recently reunited couple’s pursuit of dignified death.

The trailer accompanying the announcement introduces us to ex-senior police chief Phil (Lindsay Duncan, Sherlock) and divorced ex-special forces vet Ken (Clarke Peters, The Wire), who were once teenage sweethearts. When they attend a friend’s funeral years later, the now retirees are reunited.

Trailer drops for the second series of The End of the F***ing World

Alyssa (Jessica Barden) and Bonnie (Naomi Ackie) (Credit: Robert Chiltern/Clerkenwell Fi/Channel 4)

Jessica Barden returns as Alyssa, runaway teenager turned café waitress, who adjusts to normal life after being detained by the police in connection with the death of rapist and murderer Professor Clive Koch (Jonathan Aris).

Killed by Alyssa’s boyfriend and fellow runaway James (Alex Lawther), the teenager was last seen being fired upon by the police, with his fate still to be revealed.

The End of the F***ing World announces release date for series two

Jessica Barden (Credit: Channel 4)

The eight-part series will air two episodes in a double bill every night starting on Monday 4th November, with the entire series available to stream on All 4 following premiere's double bill.

Jessica Barden reprises her role as mouthy and brazen runaway Alyssa, but the fate of James (Alex Lawther) is yet to be determined.

New images show Alyssa dressed as a bride outside a remote woodland café and in a diner uniform in the forest.

Is this The End of the F***ing World?

“I think everyone can relate to that [feeling]” comments the 34-year-old. “When you’re 16 and you think everything’s conspiring against you.”

The award-winning drama garnered a cult following almost overnight earlier this year when it debuted on Channel 4 and shortly followed globally on Netflix.