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Joe Gilgun teams up with Ordinary Lies writer with a show about his youth

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Being pitched as ‘Shameless meets Trainspotting’, we can get an idea of what we can expect from the This is England, Preacher and Misfits actor.

Inspired by his own youth, the Channel 4 show will see Gilgun working with Ordinary Lies writer Danny Brocklehurst to bring his childhood experiences in Chorley to life.

Brocklehurst recently told Digital Spy, ‘It’s a really exciting show – funny, irreverent, and with something to say about the kids who grew up in the ‘forgotten’ towns of the UK’.

Currently in development, with Brocklehurst having written the first episode, the show has yet to be greenlit by Channel 4. On Gilgun, Brocklehurst commented, ‘Joe’s got so many brilliant, funny ideas, so many funny ideas – based on things that’ve really happened, that he’s scribbled down over the years’.

Gilgun has recently broken into the US TV market with his show Preacher, which sees the 32 year old actor playing a reckless Irish vampire, Cassidy, opposite England’s own Dominic Cooper. He is due to begin production on the second season soon.

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