The Inbetweeners writers Damon Beesley and Iain Morris are returning to screens next month with their new football-themed comedy for BBC Two, The First Team

The series will be shown on Thursday nights in May.

It "follows the off-the-pitch misadventures of three young football players (Shaquille Ali-Yebuah, Jack McMullen and Jake Short) as they find themselves struggling with their mercurial Italian manager Cesare (Paulo Sassenelli), the team's eccentric American Chairman (Will Arnett), resident hard-man Petey Brooks (Theo Barklem Biggs) and ineffectual coach Chris Booth (Chris Geere)".

When The First Team was announced late last year, Beesley and Morris said: "We're so lucky to be working with such an incredible bunch, some new faces and some we've worked with over the years, all making us laugh enormously."

Gregor Sharp, BBC Commissioning Editor, added: "Iain and Damon have created a series about a group of ordinary young men in an extraordinary world. It's completely authentic, full of observation and insight, as well as their trademark gift for comic set piece and they've assembled an amazing team to bring it to life. We can't wait to see the results."

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