Co-created with Gurinder Chadha, best known for Bend it Like Beckham and Bride & Prejudice, Desi Rascals chronicles the lives of a multi-generational cast within the British-Asian community, filmed in West London in suburbs such as Southall, Harrow and Gerrards Cross, which are home to rich and diverse populations. Shot just days before transmission, Desi Rascals tells the stories of a modern, dynamic and aspirational group of characters across a range of ages as they navigate their social, profession and family lives in a fast changing community.
The series is rooted in the social media landscape, shot in real time and uses social networks so the cast can interact with Sky customers as their lives unfold on screen.
The First Series aired in January 2015 on Sky Living, achieving outstanding viewing figures and outperforming the channel’s 8pm slot average.
The Second Series aired in August 2015 on Sky One.