‘The End Of The F***ing World’ Could Come Back For A Second Season

People have been raving about the Netflix show The End of the F***ing World on social media. In fact, they've been raving so much that Rotten Tomatoes has given it a near 100 percent rating. Like all TV shows, though, they have to come to an end in some way, shape or form.

As a result, those same people who professed their love for the show have also been typing on Twitter like true keyboard warriors about not knowing what to do with themselves now that they've finished the first and only season.

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Well, in news that will likely spark fist pumping around the world, The End Of The F***ing World could be returning for a second season.

The actor who plays James, Alex Lawther, has told JÓN Magazine: "Well, we don't know. It was based on a comic book series by Charles Forsman and the comics end where our episodes end.

"It would give [writer Charlie Covell] a chance to explore something from her imagination.

"I would be very excited about [that] because I think she's brilliant. So, we'll see, basically."

If you haven't yet found time to chuck the series on, a quick look on social media will tell you to literally drop everything and binge hard.

It tells the story of James, a teenage boy who's 'pretty sure [he's] a psychopath', and Alyssa (Jessica Barden), a rebellious classmate looking to escape her chaotic home life, as they set out on a road trip together.

It's not difficult to see why its struck such a chord with viewers, particularly with lines as good as Alyssa's 'I'm gonna be so fucked off if we get murdered'. So relatable.

The comic books, written by Charles Forsman and published by Fantagraphics, came out in 2011. It wasn't until more than half a decade later that Channel 4 developed it into a TV series. The UK channel first broadcast the show in October last year, before Netflix began streaming internationally this month.

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If you're scratching your head wondering where you might have seen Alex Lawther before - he was in a Black Mirror episode titled 'Shut up and Dance'. He was forced to do a bunch of bizarre things after a hacker stole some very sensitive information about his character.

Reviewers have been particularly impressed with the series, with Variety praising its 'sharp, bloody intensity' and TV Insider describing it as 'riveting... a binge made in adolescent hell'.

John Doyle of the Globe and Mail summed it up best, saying: "Never mind the bluntness of the title, just cozy up to this series - it is simultaneously sinister, funny, wise and fabulous."

It'll be interesting to see how the show runners develop the plot beyond the comic book series.

Sources: Rotten Tomatoes, JÓN Magazine, Variety, TV Insider, Globe and Mail

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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