This post contains spoilers from The End of the F***ing World.
The End of the F***ing World isn't your average teen drama.
The show, adapted from the popular Charles Forsman graphic novel of the same name, follows a 17-year-old named James as he tries to become the psychopath he thinks he is. In this series' twisted world, to murder means to mature. It's a dark and creepy coming-of-age story, but it also offers enough humor and tenderness to make it endearing. Or, as showrunner Jonathan Entwistle says, "It's an angsty teen story, but with an adult execution" -- the word "execution," in this case, carrying particular weight.
Entwistle has spent nearly 10 years adapting Forsman's work, ever since the former found a copy fortuitously thrown out in a London street. Here, we talk to Entwistle about where his inspiration for the tone came from, how the TV show differs from the source material, and what a second season could look like.