Brassic is the new comedy coming to Sky and NOW TV - here's all you need to know.
Definition: “Brassic: Broke, penniless, without means, boracic lint - skint, on the bones of yer arse.”
Brassic is described as "an edgy new original comedy", airing on Sky One and online NOW TV.
Written by Danny Brocklehurst (Safe), Brassic, with its distinct northern flavour, is about a group of working-class friends finding unconventional ways to win at life in northern suburbia.
Brassic cast and synopsis
Joe Gilgun (This is England), Michelle Keegan (Our Girl) and Damien Molony (Ripper Street) lead cast for the new comedy.
Vinnie (played by Gilgun), a Lancashire lad with bipolar disorder, and Dylan (Molony), his razor-smart best mate, are inseparable and utterly co-dependant. They’ve hardly spent a day apart since birth. But Dylan’s girlfriend Erin (Keegan) might just shake things up for good with her plans to leave town and start a new life for herself and her kid, Tyler.
Dylan is faced with the impossible decision between a fresh start with the love of his life or staying behind with his inseparable gang of mates that he can’t live without. This gang includes: Cardi (Tom Hanson), champion kebab eater and total liability; Ash (Aaron Heffernan), the son of a family of fighting Travellers whose fists can get them out of most kinds of trouble; Tommo (Ryan Sampson), the most sexually liberated man in Britain who doesn’t care what people think; and JJ (Parth Thakerar), a sharp entrepreneur who runs a garage (with a lucrative sideline in stolen cars).
A teaser reads: "These lads have dealt, scammed, bribed and conned their way through adolescence, but now, on the brink of adulthood, their dealing and stealing is catching up with them and a whole load of trouble is heading their way. Like a carefully stacked tower of cards, what happens if one of them is knocked down or, worse, removed from the pack entirely?
"Veering between hilarious comedy and heartfelt emotion, Brassic is about irreplaceable, lifelong friends, loyalty and the things that come between them."
Brassic start date and how to watch online
Brassic will start on TV on Thursday, August 22 on Sky One.
You'll also be able to watch and stream all episodes of series online with NOW TV.
You can watch a trailer from the series below...
Speaking ahead of the show's launch, co-creator Joe Gilgun said: “I'm truly humbled by the opportunity. We've got an amazing team of creators and watching it all take form has been very moving. Bipolar is a big part of my life. We want to show that you can have mental health issues and in some cases live a productive, exciting life, full of adventure.
"Our writer Danny Brocklehurst and my friend David Quayle have been invaluable in taking this journey with me. Embrace who you are, decide what to be and go be it.”
Danny Brocklehurst, co-creator & writer, added: “I couldn't be more thrilled to be making Brassic with Sky One. This is a passion project for Joe and myself and we have collaborated every step of the way to create an outrageous, funny, stylistically bold show that brings to life a rarely seen northern working-class world.
"This is a big-hearted show about life at the sharp end of modern Britain.”