22 Jan 2024

BBC Children’s announces latest commission Crongton as casting begins

Comedy-drama series written by Archie Maddocks, based on the best-selling books by Alex Wheatle, is being created for BBC iPlayer

BBC Children’s announces a new commission, Crongton, from leading drama production company New Pictures (an All3Media Company), in association with All3Media International. The ten-part returning series, aimed at a 10-12 audience, is written by the award-winning writer and comedian Archie Maddocks, and based on the best-selling novels by Alex Wheatle.

Crongton (10 x 25’) chronicles the lives and journeys of a group of young people living in a thriving, multicultural community in a fictional urban housing estate, as they navigate the complexities of social politics, peer pressure and identity while trying to forge a place for themselves within a world full of possibility and littered with danger. Shot through with irreverent humour and featuring animated fantasy sequences, it’s a joyful, energetic ride through the trials and tribulations of growing up, a celebration of the kind of community you only find on an estate, and a look at how you come to terms with the darkness of the world around you when you’re on the cusp of childhood and adulthood.

Read full article at BBC.com