E4 have announced a brand new drama series set in the UK "urban" music scene, which could go one of two-ways let's be honest, called Youngers. The series written by My Murder's Levi David Addai, Skins writer Georgia Lester and Casualty writer Mark Catley will be produced by The Inbetweeners, Skins and Misfits producers Big Talk Productions.
E4 and Big Talk opened auditions to find new faces for the series with over 350 applicants aged 16-19 turning up, the successful candidates will star alongside YouTube favourites Mandem On The Wall who are Jovian Wade, Percelle Ascott and Dee Kartier.
It’s GCSE results day and friends Yemi and Jay nervously make their way to find out what the future holds. Aspiring producer Yemi aces his results, but there’s no celebrating for Jay. Determined to swerve a career fixing boilers with his dad, MC Jay picks up a leaflet for Mic Star, a local music competition that could be his break into the urban music industry. But for these Youngers it’s never going to be that easy…
The South East-London based comedy drama Youngers, which we're told is a working title, will also mark the drama directing debut of 24 Hourss in A&E and Coppers documentary maker director Anthony Philipson and will air on E4 in 2013.