Cherry Bomb follows teenagers Luke, Malachy, and Michelle as they embark on a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars.
But what starts out as a game turns deadly serious when the three discover that they can't get off the wild ride they've set in motion. Not that it was not interesting to watch, but it felt like something was missing, something was not enough.
The series is written by Line of Duty’s Jed Mercurio and reunites him with actor Lennie James, who stars as trauma consultant Glen Boyle.
The show also stars Catherine Walker (Strike Back), Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) and Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat).
But there's more than money to consider in what must be akin to the feeling of leaving home for good. "It wasn't a conscious thing to do something completely controversial and shock people," argue Grint, who plays Malachy, a straight-A 16-year-old who works on reception at a leisure complex. I was quite nervous about it." While he does get his top off, Grint admits he's uncertain whether he could echo what Radcliffe did on stage for Equus and go full frontal. Just being on stage would be quite a scary thing, let alone with no clothes on. A comic tale of a plucky underdog, it rather sums up Grint's career to date.