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BBC Three Orders Two New Series


BBC Three has commissioned two new factual entertainment series that focus on the lives and experiences of young people.

One of the shows that BBC Three has ordered is the tentatively titled Britain’s Youngest Football Boss, which follows the 19-year-old manager of the West Ham United women’s team, Jack Sullivan. The other is 21 Again (working title), a four-part series that will feature five moms aged 35 to 45 undergoing make-unders to appear in their 20s and seamlessly fit in with the Gen Z crowd, gaining a better understanding of the generation throughout the experience.

The first two episodes of Britain’s Youngest Football Boss, made by Curious Productions, will be released on BBC Three on Wednesday, December 5. 21 Again, a Naked Television production for BBC Three, is due to air in 2019.

Damian Kavanagh, the controller for BBC Three, said: “I’m delighted to announce two new commissions for BBC Three, 21 Again and Britain’s Youngest Football Boss. Earlier this year we announced a new editorial pillar to broaden the scope of our commissioning and extend our focus by introducing feel-good, entertaining propositions at their heart that celebrate and unite young people and get them talking. 21 Again and Britain’s Youngest Football Boss will deliver on that and will introduce hugely engaging characters bringing a new tone and sensibility to the channel.”

David Brindley, BBC Three’s head of commissioning for popular factual and factual entertainment, added: “These two commissions demonstrate the exciting range we’re able to bring to our Popular Factual offering on BBC Three. 21 Again promises to be a really entertaining and energetic exploration of the expanding gulf across the generational divide—we’re excited to see how our brave mums and daughters navigate their unique experience. With Britain’s Youngest Football Boss, we’re thrilled to be bringing the highs and lows of the Women’s Super League to a BBC Three audience through the exploits of West Ham United women’s team and their impossibly young new managing director. Both series promise to have real heart and warmth and we’re keen to find more ideas that can strike this tone for the channel.”

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