Magazine article Screen International

Fresh Meat Film in the Works

Magazine article Screen International

Fresh Meat Film in the Works

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EXCLUSIVE: Channel 4 sitcom Fresh Meat is set to be adapted for the big screen, according to co-creator Sam Bain.

Bain, who created the student sitcom with Jesse Armstrong, revealed details at an industry event in London this week.

"We have been having chats about a Fresh Meat film and we're working on a couple of ideas," he said.

"The challenge with a film - and we're wrestling with this at the moment so we don't have any answers - is that you want it to be bigger but you also don't want to destroy the essence of the show you've created.

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"The Inbetweeners and In the Loop are good examples of characters going on holiday so that is one option we're looking at. But we don't want it to feel like they've stopped being the characters from Fresh Meat so it's a difficult balance to get right."

A third series is currently in production and set for broadcast later this year. The cast includes Zawe Ashton, Greg McHugh, Kimberley Nixon, Charlotte Ritchie, Jack Whitehall and Joe Thomas, who also starred in The Inbetweeners.

There are also plans for a spin-off show that will follow the female students as they graduate and move to London.

Bain also said that a movie version flatshare comedy Peep Show was also being discussed but that a Fresh Meat film was more likely to happen first.

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