Chris Morris, the wonderfully demented mind behind some of television's greatest comedies including The Day Today
, Brass Eye
and Nathan Barley
is returning very soon with a new masterpiece.Four Lions
is the story of four British Muslims determined to go down in history as master terrorists. Unfortunately, they're utterly terrible at everything they do, seeing them attempt to place bombs on crows, the internet and finally, the London Marathon.Four Lions
was originally designed as a TV comedy, but every channel passed up on it out of fear. Expect it to be as gloriously offensive as defecating on a stranger on their birthday. Trailer is below:
If you're unfamiliar with the works of Chris Morris, get to know him sharpish. The man has a keen eye for observing the very worst in people, and nowhere is this highlighted better than the utterly peerless Brass Eye
, of course, holds roots back in The Day Today
, a news show spoof that somehow actually still feels current, dispite being aired in 1994 - pretty spectacular stuff.
Morris singlehandedly brought the entire UK crashing to its knees in 2001 with a special one-off Brass Eye
about paedophiles. It holds the record for second-highest number of complaints ever, just behind the televised edition of Jerry Springer: The Opera
Morris also once managed to appear on a live TV chat show without anyone knowing who he was and stir up trouble just for the hell of it.
And if you're still thinking, 'this isn't that offensive,' here's a special sketch Morris did for 9/11, staring useless reporter Peter O'Hanra-Hanrahan.