E4 has commissioned new teen comedy drama Youngers for 2013. The eight-part programme is set in South-East London and follows a group of friends trying to negotiate their way through teenage life and launch a music career. Youngers will mainly focus on the characters Yemi – an honour student and aspiring producer – and Jay, who enters a local music competition after failing his GCSEs.
YouTube stars Mandem On The Wall, individually known as Brit school graduates Jovian Wade, Percelle Ascott and Dee Kartier, will appear alongside new talent spotted at open auditions attended by 350 actors, rappers and aspiring music artists aged 16-19. Youngers has been written by Levi David Addai ( My Murder)), Georgia Lester (Skins) and Mark Cately (Casualty) . Documentary maker Antony Phillipson will be directing the series.
The series will air every Wednesday from the 20th March at 7:30 PM on E4 and then catch up on E4 +1 at 8:30 PM.