Created by Misfits’ Howard Overman, the series about friendship, love and facing your demons that follows the angst and exorcisms of an unlikely duo of demon hunters, played by Cara Theobold (‘Downton Abbey’) and Susan Wokoma (E4’s ‘Chewing Gum’).
Howard Overman explains: “I had this idea that these girls were both battling their demons in friendship and love and all the sort of messed up shit you have to deal with in life, as well as actual demons. It’s as much about their friendship as the horror genre elements, about two slightly lost girls who find each other.”
When people die most go quietly into the night. But some have unfinished business: scores to settle, blood to spill, axes to plant in people’s heads…These tormented souls work through their issues by possessing the living. Most of the time they walk freely amongst us, unseen by all but a special few.
Amy (Theobold) is one of those few. She works in a bowling alley and never really imagined herself battling the legions of hell. It can play havoc with a girl’s love life. Not to mention her mind. Thankfully Amy isn’t alone. Enter Raquel (Wokoma). Armed with Wikipedia and a baton she bought on e-bay, Raquel’s a self-made demon hunter with a whole lot of baggage and an impressive lack of social skills.
An unlikely friendship is born as Amy and Raquel attempt to navigate their way through the choppy waters of their early twenties whilst simultaneously kicking the ass of some seriously gnarly demons. What could possibly go wrong?
The six-part series is produced by Urban Myth Films for Channel 4 in association with Netflix. Crazyhead will be broadcast in the UK exclusively on E4 this autumn, with Netflix streaming the series globally following E4’s UK premiere.