Netflix’s The End of the F***ing World actor Alex Lawther has recently spoken about the plans for a third season. Unfortunately, he spent much of his time cooling any ideas surrounding immediate plans.
Based on Charles Forsman’s comic book of the same name, The End of the F***ing World follows James (Alex Lawther), a 17-year-old who believes himself to be a psychopath, and Alyssa (Jessica Barden), an angry classmate who sees in James a chance to escape from her tumultuous home life.
They embark on a road trip across England and begin to develop a relationship after a series of mishaps. The programme has been praised for its writing, execution and subject matter, as well as for Lawther’s and Barden’s performances.
Having been released in 2018, the second season was released in 2019. The latter season starred Naomi Ackie in the role of Bonnie.
Both series were nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series, with the second series winning in 2020, as well as receiving a Peabody Award in 2019.
Lawther explained that he would be game to return for a third season if the writer Charlie Covell was on board. He said, “The last thing I heard, Charlie Covell would like to make a season three in ten years’ time when we’re all approaching middle age.”
He added that he “would do anything Charlie Covell wanted [him] to do”. Lawther was recently seen in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch and Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel.
Covell had, however, expressed her reluctance at the premiere of the second season when asked if she would be continuing the show. “I don’t think you’re going to get another series. I think sometimes it’s good to just stop things and I hope when you see the end you’ll agree,” said she.
She broke fans’ hearts by calling it an “actual end”.