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ITVX head to Liverpool for G’wed


ITVX head to Liverpool for G’wed

ITVX has announced the cast for its upcoming six-part comedy G’wed which will drop on the streamer in early 2024.

ITV’s Head of Comedy, Nana Hughes:

“The G’wed cast will make you laugh and at times squirm. This new comedy features such talented young actors and we cannot wait to share it”.

Set in Liverpool and filmed entirely on location, the series will feature an exciting cast of fresh, young local talent alongside established actors. The series firmly uses Liverpool’s distinctive voice to delve into working-class culture and offer up an uplifting, heart-warming and hilarious portrayal of teenagers today and how they view the world. G’wed isn’t shy of tackling big issues like grief, sex, diversity and class differences, all with a wicked sense of humour.

The series first introduces us to Reece, played by Dylan Thomas-Smith, a cheeky quick-witted lad whose final warning from headmaster Mr Meacher played by Louis Emerick pushes him into mentoring a new kid – the resilient, self-deprecating Southerner Christopher played by Jake Kenny-Byrne (Endeavour).

Reece’s best mates are the loveable, sincere and often unfiltered Connor played by Max Ainsworth, soft-hearted sheep in wolf’s clothing Ted played by Dominic Murphy, and the easily excitable, fun-loving and loyal Mo played by Zak Douglas (After Life).

Aimee, played by Amber Harrison is emotionally mature and ferociously determined to be the first person from Merseyside to win an Oscar since Glenda Jackson in 1973. Aimee’s best mate is Mia-Louise played by Gemma Barraclough whose extreme confidence brings her respect and popularity. Together they make quite the formidable pair, ready to bring you down a peg or two.  Anyone at the school could be their next target, including the well-meaning but mentally drained teacher Mr Dunn, played by Philip Shaun McGuinness (The Responder).

Christopher is the Grandson of Reece’s neighbour Pat played by Jemma Churchill (Alma’s Not Normal) and Liverpool is worlds apart from the life he was previously used to, however, Reece offers to help him navigate his new environment and unbeknownst to Reece, Christopher begins to help Reece realise his full potential. Leanne Best (Cold Feet) plays Reece’s Mum Jo and Sunetra Sarker (Brookside) plays Mo’s Mum, Amal.

Danny Kenny, writer of G’wed:

“This young cast had a lot of potential that was quickly fulfilled throughout filming, I can’t wait for everyone to see how well they have brought these characters to life”.

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