When is The End of the F***ing World set? Channel 4 comedy cuts 80s hairstyles with the modern world

The End Of The F***ing World

Channel 4's cult comedy-drama The End of the F***ing World is back for a second series!

After first hitting our screens back in October 2017, Channel 4's weird and wonderful dark comedy-drama series, The End of the F***ing World, is finally back for a second season.

The bizarre yet charming show left audiences in suspense two years ago as the fate of one of the series' lead characters, James, was left in severe doubt after a tense cliffhanger ending.

For those who have seen the first episode, it would appear that James didn't make it but the series 2 premiere instead introduces us to a whole new character to keep things fresh.

One thing that isn't given a fresh look, however, is the setting as the 80s and 90s look and feel of the show still remains but is The End of the F***ing World actually set in that time period?

The End of the F***ing World series 2

After first airing way back in October 2017, Channel 4's The End of the F***ing World, based on the graphic novel series by US author Charles Forsman, is finally back for a second series. 

The two-year wait has only been made more painful by the cliffhanger ending that concluded the first season, leaving viewers worried for the fate of James.

Fans' fears were not put at ease during the first episode, however, as the series 2 premiere spent its time focusing on Naomi Ackie's new character Bonnie.

The End of the F***ing World

When is The End of the F***ing World set?

One of the biggest questions that has surrounded The End of the F***ing World, especially given the clothing and set design we see, is when exactly is the show set?

We get the answer back in season 1 as we join Alyssa at school in the modern day where she and her friends can be seen using smartphones. However, in a burst of rage aimed at her friends' over-reliance on the devices, Alyssa throws her phone down in protest and storms off.  

Since then, everything we've seen on the show has been made to look as if it's from the late 1980s or early 90s.

Everything from the clothes, cars and hairstyles of characters in the show has hinted hugely that the series is set a few decades in the past when, in actual fact, the show is set today.

The End of the F***ing World's second season is available to stream in full now on All 4. 

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