Channel 4’s On the Edge returns for second season
James R | On 06, Aug 2019
On The Edge, Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated anthology of short films is back for a second season.
The trio of films, produced by BlackLight Television, a Banijay Group company, are written and directed by the most exciting new talent in the UK and look at the lives of three diverse characters trying to find their place in the world.
The half-hour shorts will focus on three unusual love stories depicting characters and worlds not often seen on British TV. With humour, truthfulness and warmth, the anthology asks: how do we navigate today’s complicated world? How do we share our inner challenges with the ones we love? And how do we form connections despite, or perhaps because of, our differences?
The cast across the anthology include BAFTA winner Jack Rowan (Born to Kill, Peaky Blinders), BAFTA nominated Amanda Redman (New Tricks, The Good Karma Hospital), Michael Socha (This is England ’90, Electric Dreams), Catherine Steadman (Downton Abbey, Victoria), Rudi Dharmalingam (The Split, Dark Money), Andi Osho (Kiri, Curfew), Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, In the Club) WhatsOnStage Award winner Jamael Westman (Hamilton) and newcomers India Eva Rae and Juliet Okotie.
On The Edge is developed though the 4Stories initiative, the channel’s commitment to finding brand new diverse talent.
Caroline Hollick, Head of Drama at Channel 4, says: “It’s such a privilege to be able to give a voice to the very best new writing and directing talent in On The Edge, 4Stories. This year’s films have a thrilling, fresh perspective on modern Britain, and are told with heart, humour and utter fearlessness.”
Philip Trethowan, Executive Producer for BlackLight Television, adds: “We are delighted to be working with Channel 4 once again to introduce the best new writing and directing talent to the industry. Supporting such exciting and diverse emerging talent is something we are incredibly proud of and it is fantastic that Channel 4 provide the platform to make their voices heard.”