A BUDGET TV series that has been three years in the making is set to make its premiere in Liverpool next month.

After a positive reaction to its 15-minute pilot, 'Joey's' has grown into a seven-episode TV series that has attracted the attention of TV stars and streaming services.

Written, created, and starring Sam Evanson, the series has been filmed around his adopted home of Haydock and after three years it is finally ready to premiere at FACT, an independent cinema in Liverpool, on Tuesday, September 15.

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St Helens Star: The Haydock-filmed TV show is described as Gavin and Stacey meets ShamelessThe Haydock-filmed TV show is described as Gavin and Stacey meets Shameless (Image: Sam Evanson)

Set in Liverpool, Sam describes the comedy series as "Gavin and Stacey meets Shameless" where the protagonist Joey tries to navigate life with a dysfunctional family of an unstable mother, loveable aunt, and alcoholic father.

Always having a passion for writing, 'Joey's' is Sam's first venture into screenwriting and the idea for the script continued to grow as more and more people read through it.

Attracting a whole cast of actors as well as a growing budget and filming equipment, the script even attracted guest stars from hit shows such as Shameless, Peaky Blinders, and Brassic.

From a first episode shot on a camera borrowed from St Helens College, Sam said he is proud of how the series takes the audience on a journey from a low-budget pilot to a "cinematic" final episode.

St Helens Star: Sam said that the stars have aligned on the projectSam said that the stars have aligned on the project (Image: Sam Evanson)

Sam, 24, originally from North Wales, said: "I've always loved writing and was previously just doing it for a hobby, but after the reaction to the pilot episode, I decided to throw everything behind the series and give it everything I have.

"The crew I've managed to get for the series have just been fabulous and the acting is incredible. With the premiere at FACT, it feels like all the stars have aligned."

St Helens Star: Joey's premieres at FACT in Liverpool on September 15Joey's premieres at FACT in Liverpool on September 15 (Image: Sam Evanson)

With some "exciting guests" planned for the FACT premiere next month, 'Joey's' is planned to be released on streaming platforms on Friday, September 25.

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