youngers

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YOUNGERS series 2 follows the progress of best friends Jay and Yemi, female vocalist Davina and their manager, Ashley, as they edge closer to hitting the big time with their own brand of urban music. But they’re about to discover that the closer you get to your dreams, the harder life becomes.

When we meet them each one of the gang is trying to put the big fallout at the end of the last series behind them. Jay seems to have his natural impulsiveness under control now and has discovered an impressive new dedication to his music. Yemi has become the leader of his church’s youth choir – much to his mum’s delight – and his singers love and respect him. Davina is quickly building the confidence to stand on her own two feet and develop a solo singing career. Ashley has wiped the slate clean and is already auditioning for a new group to mentor – this time a group he can trust to be more professional than the Youngers. But it isn’t long before their paths cross once again and they’re reminded of the undeniable chemistry they had before jealousy and betrayal tore things apart. It remains to be seen if they can paper over the cracks forlong enough to get back to making some great music. Particularly since Jay won’t accept Davina’s equal status in the band, Yemi develops an illicit crush on the Pastor’s daughter, Davina decides she needs an unexpected makeover, and Ashley becomes seduced by the promise of lots of money.

They’re still hell-bent on getting a record deal, but there’s a lot of growing up to be done before they have any chance of saving their friendship and sustaining a career in the music industry. YOUNGERS returns with the energy and wicked humour that audiences have grown to love and follows the lives of urban teenagers with a dream trying to take life to the next level.

Big Talk Productions

“Tender, topical, truthful, Levi David Addai’s superbly scripted South London drama begins a second series … a gem”

(The Observer)

youngers

Now Available On iTunes & DVD

YOUNGERS is a music drama series about a group of sixteen year old kids in South London trying to make it in the UK Urban music scene. An ambitious and innovative take on the aspirational drama, we follow Jay, Yemi, Davina and their mentor, Ashley, as they deal with growing up while struggling to break into the industry.

We join our group at a pivotal moment in young lives: they’re leaving school after GCSE’s. Jay and Yemi are childhood friends who seem to be heading in different directions. Jay’s carefree, impulsive nature means his future looks bleak. Yemi’s straight-edged discipline has earned him a place at a posh college – which is where we meet the headstrong and witty, Davina. As a female vocalist/MC, she seems to be the perfect final ingredient but may prove to be the reason things fall apart. As our trio navigate the music world, they all have their own issues to face; Jay fears working 9-5 on a building site with his dad if the group doesn’t make it; Davina uses the abrasive energy of the music to rebel against her middle class upbringing; Yemi tries to balance the pressure of college work and a strict home life with his place in the group. And then there is Ashley who is fresh from his prison release and determined not to return to his old ways. He wants to keep his nose clean to support his pregnant girlfriend and unborn child. But the roads can be a trap when you’re trying to break out.

The music scene has moved on from an underground movement – with label A&Rs and execs rushing around to sign anyone in a hoodie and new era baseball cap. So, it should be easy for our group with all their talent to get a deal, right? We watch as their ambitions to get signed are thwarted by sexting, a love triangle, rival groups and unscrupulous managers who can’t be trusted not to give the Youngers’ tracks away to other artists on their books.

Big Talk Productions

“Youngers has heart, conviction and a spring in its trainers so pneumatic”

(The Guardian – Guide)

“Deserves every award going, including best sound-track, so do not miss this”

(The Observer)

“Youngers feels fresh and engaging … E4 surely has a hit on its hands”

(Metro)

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