Could Channel 4's "Fresh Meat" be the next series to make the leap to the big screen?
Series co-creator Sam Bain revealed at a promotional event, "We have been having chats about a Fresh Meat film and we’re working on a couple of ideas."
Bain pointed to two other popular UK series that made successfully made the transition from the small screen to the cinema. "'The Inbetweeners' and 'In the Loop' are good examples of characters going on holiday, so that is one option we’re looking at. But we don’t want it to feel like they’ve stopped being the characters from 'Fresh Meat' so it’s a difficult balance to get right," he said.
He continued, "The challenge with a film – and we’re wrestling with this at the moment so we don’t have any answers – is that you want it to be bigger but you also don’t want to destroy the essence of the show you’ve created."
For US viewers unfamiliar with the series, think the outcast group of friends from "The Inbetweeners" as they venture off to college (it even features one of the cast members, Joe Thomas aka Simon, from the popular series). From co-creators of "Peep Show" Bain and Jesse Armstrong, the series follows a group of students who enroll late for university and must share off campus housing, an island effectively cut off from the mainland of university life. The writers and cast balance the outlandish humor with some great characterization, and I'd rank it among my favorite series at the moment.
Hulu has both of the seasons up for viewing on their website for those who would like to check it out. A third season is currently in production for Channel 4, likely to debut toward the end of the year.