Generally speaking, the first page of a novel needs to grab the reader and move them on through the first chapter without them realising: so it is with the first episode of a TV series. Thankfully the opening episode of ‘Hullraisers’ was more than enough to get you to continue with the following chapters of the series.
An excellent cast delivering some funny lines in a fast-paced script should prove to be a winner.
Set in Hull, the home city of Lucy Beaumont, who wrote the pilot (see interview here) Hullraisers primarily deals with three friends, all in different life situations: Rana (Taj Atwal) a promiscuous single police officer, Toni (Leah Brotherhead) an unemployed ‘actress’ and mum of two seeking to recapture her misspent single years and Paula (Sinead Matthews), an established stay-at-home mum with a rebellious teenage daughter and a penchant for vaping ‘meat pie’ flavoured vapes.
Along with Beaumont we now need to see how writers Caroline Moran, who, with her sister Caitlin, wrote the underrated Raised By Wolves (not the Netflix series of the same name) and Anne Marie O’Connor (Trollied) develop the characters and storylines. With the pedigree of those three we should be in for a treat. But we don’t have to wait, the whole series is available to watch on All4 now. Do so.