The fifth series is set to air in 2019 with the fourth outing planned to air later this year.

“It’s great to have a new series of So Awkward commissioned before the release of Series 4. So Awkward has gone from strength to strength and relates to so many teen experiences. We’re excited to see where the show can go next!” – Alan Marke, Managing Director of Channel X

Prior to the fourth series’ transmitting in Summer 2018 with twelve half hour episodes Children’s BBC executives have commissioned a fifth series of the award-winning and BAFTA-nominated children’s comedy So Awkward, which is created by leading indie Channel X North. The fifth series of the hit show is set to air in 2019 for an extended episode run.

The children’s broadcaster has also ordered a six part run of new mini-series The So Awkward Files which will air in a fifteen minute slot. The mini-series will see the regular characters reflecting on their time at Cranmede High and discussing their favourite moments. This will be released on BBC iPlayer and CBBC between series four and five, with the initial penciled in transmission for this new format being early 2019.

The show was created by Julie Bower with Channel X launching it as their first children’s sitcom in 2015. Taking its name from a 1960s board game about becoming a TV mogul, Channel X was born in 1986 to make the pilot of The Last Resort for Channel 4, where Jonathan Ross made his television-presenting debut in 1987.

Throughout the years, Channel X have worked alongside celebrated comedy talents such as Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer, Matt Berry, Mackenzie Crook, Peter Kay, Catherine Tate, Jo Brand, David Walliams, Matt Lucas and John Bishop to create programmes such as Vic Reeves Big Night Out, Hebburn and Detectorists.

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