TORONTO/BANFF (June 11, 2014) City has greenlit a new, single-camera, half-hour comedy series –Young Drunk Punk – from Kids in the Hall funny-man Bruce McCulloch. Developed and commissioned by Rogers, to be co-produced by Accent Entertainment and SEVEN24 Films, Young Drunk Punk is currently in development with production slated to begin summer 2014. The series will air on City, with additional broadcast details to be announced at a later date.
Set in Calgary in the 1980s, Young Drunk Punk is a semi-autobiographical take on a coming-of-age journey, told through the unique point-of-view of McCulloch. Young Drunk Punk focuses on two young men – Ian and Shinky – who have recently graduated from high school and don’t quite feel that they belong. The series follows them as they embark on a hilarious and rebellious search to find out who they are, somewhere in the lost years between high school and “what’s next.”