Primal Media Sitcom Jerk Nominated for Rockie Award

Primal Media Sitcom Jerk Nominated for Rockie Award

Roughcut TV and Primal Media’s four-part scripted comedy Jerk, for BBC Three, starring Tim Renkow, has been nominated for a Rockie Award for Best Short Fiction Program

With a 43-year legacy, the prestigious Rockie Awards recognize excellence in global television and digital content. Entries from more than 55 countries compete each year, and winners are selected by an international industry jury of 150+ senior entertainment and media professionals.

The Rockies are open to all genres and platforms including drama, non-fiction, digital, kids, youth and podcasts. Category winners, including the Grand Jury Prize will be announced at a ceremony that will be presented in June 2022.

The series piloted as A Brief History Of Tim in BBC Three’s 2016 Comedy Feeds, showcasing emerging new talent, before its first series was commissioned and aired in 2019. Series one won a MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Award for its representation of disability and was described by Ian Hyland as “the sharpest new comedy I have watched in years” in a 5* Daily Mirror review.

Jerk series two recently aired on BBC One, and is available now on iPlayer.

Jerk (4×22’) is written by Shaun Pye and Tim Renkow, and is a co-production between Roughcut TV and Primal Media for BBC Three.  The Executive Producers are Ash Atalla and Alex Smith for Roughcut TV, and Mat Steiner for Primal Media. It is produced by Roughcut’s Rebecca Murrell, and the Commissioning Editor for BBC Comedy is Alex Moody.