ITV2 in the UK has commissioned a teen drama, Tell Me Everything, produced by ITV Studios-owned Noho Film and Television.
The series, created by Mark O’Sullivan and Yemi Oyefuwa, explores what it’s like to be coming of age in the 2020s and will head to ITV2 and VOD service ITV Hub.
Noho Film and Television’s joint-MDs Robert Wulff-Cochrane and Camilla Campbell will executive produce and oversee production. Scott Bassett will produce, while Richard Senior and Marley Morrison will direct. ITV Studios will distribute internationally.
The six-part drama, which has been co-funded by the BFI’s Young Audiences Content Fund, explores the stresses of mental health for today’s teens created by the omnipresence of technology and social media, whilst they are still searching for their own identity, experimenting with relationships, drink, drugs and sex.
It follows 16-year-old Jonny Murphy, who is trying his best to navigate through this world and, although loved by his friends and family, suffers from undiagnosed depression which he does his best to hide.
“ITV2 is delighted to be back in the original drama game with this wonderfully conceived series aimed squarely at teens but with broader appeal, no doubt. An honest portrayal of teenage suburban life, it should resonate strongly with today’s young audience whose taste has become more sophisticated, and appetite for quality storytelling never been greater,” commented ITV’s head of digital channels and acquisitions, Paul Mortimer.
Noho Film and Television is behind satirical comedy, The Windsors, and Zomboat! for ITV2. Prior to establishing Noho in 2012, Robert Wulff-Cochrane and Camilla Campbell headed up the drama commissioning team at Channel 4 where they commissioned Misfits, Fresh Meat, Any Human Heart, Top Boy, Cast Offs, Skins, This is England ’86 and This is England ’88, among others.
Mark O’Sullivan previously created, wrote and starred in the Channel 4 comedy drama series Lee And Dean, and wrote Morgana Robinson’s The Agency for the BBC.
Last week, ITV2 commissioned a spin-off version of NBCUniversal format Celebrity Karaoke Club featuring drag stars, while extending the original show into a second season.