Unscripted

BBC3 scores two new youth-focused commissions

UK pubaster the BBC has commissioned two unscripted series set to follow very different groups of people with age on their minds for BBC3. Britain’s Youngest Football Boss (w/t, pictured) follows ...
November 16, 2018

UK pubaster the BBC has commissioned two unscripted series set to follow very different groups of people with age on their minds for BBC3.

Britain’s Youngest Football Boss (w/t, pictured) follows the West Ham United women’s football club and their 19-year-old managing director, Jack Sullivan. Sullivan is the son of one of Britain’s richest men, chairman of West Ham United David Sullivan, and this is his first full-time job since leaving school at 16.

The series follows the team as the young Sullivan tries to transform their fortunes as they debut in the professional Women’s Super League, all while proving himself despite his inexperience.

Britain’s Youngest Football Boss is produced for BBC3 by Curious Films. Charlie Russell and Dov Freedman serve as executive producers. It was commissioned by BBC3 controller Damian Kavanagh and David Brindley, head of commissioning for popular factual and factual entertainment. The BBC commissioning executive is Michael Jochnowitz.

The first two episodes will be released on BBC3 on Dec. 5.

In the tentatively titled 21 Again, five mothers between the ages of 35 and 45 will undergo age defying makeovers to attempt to slip back into their 20s without being discovered.

The four-part series will see the mothers moved to a new city, equipped with a new look and a crash course in youth culture, while living with their daughters who will challenge them to take on the full Gen Z experience.

21 Again is produced for BBC3 by Naked Television. Simon Andreae and Tom O’Brien serve as executive producers. It was commissioned by Kavanagh and Brindley. The BBC commissioning executive is Ricky Cooper.

It is due to air in 2019.

“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,” said Kavanagh in a statement. “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.”

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