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C4 orders another helping of “The Fried Chicken Shop”

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has decided to spin a three-part series out of the one-off its 'Cutting Edge' documentary The Fried Chicken Shop: Life in a Day.
April 17, 2013

UK pubcaster Channel 4 (C4) has decided to spin a three-part series out of the one-off its ‘Cutting Edge’ documentary The Fried Chicken Shop: Life in a Day.

The 3 x one-hour series (pictured above), which has a working title of The Fried Chicken Shop Series, returns to the Rooster Spot in South London, where mini-rig fixed cameras and interviews capture the stories of the staff and customers who work and frequent the shop.

Filming across three weeks, the Mentorn Media series will add a new element of following take-away customers to their homes to give more perspective on the people who eat there. Characters from the first program will return, alongside new customer stories.

The original one-off brought in 2.1 million viewers, while the online impressions were 1,700 tweets per minute.

The Fried Chicken Shop really struck a chord with the nation,” said Emma Cooper, commissioning editor at C4. “The team worked hard to make a film that felt significantly fresh and innovative for us to want to serve up more of it.”

Chicken Shop¬†really captured the imagination of viewers,” added Mentorn Media’s director of programs Hannah Wyatt. “The enthusiastic response on Twitter showed the immediate support – including John Prescott, Boy George and Lily Allen all loving it. We saw that it really was a talking point and we’re delighted that we’ll be able to offer all those fans more views from the shop and beyond.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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