In 2015, the British online mockumentary series #HoodDocumentary picked up millions of views on YouTube. Centered around "triple threat" singer, dancer and actor Roll Safe (R.S. to friends, Reece to his mum), the pitch-perfect lead character is a hustler with no hustle that hits the streets wearing a leather jacket, gold chain, and no shirt in his deluded efforts to make it big.
#HoodDocumentary follows R.S. around London as he attempts to convince people he might be the next big grime MC or possibly be cast in the new James Bond film. The series was created by Nigerian-British actor Kayode Ewumi and lifelong friend Tyrell Williams with Ewumi playing R.S. Skepta's already a fan, as this Vine of him repeating the show's "All I see is bootcuts" catchphrase shows.
Like the British pirate radio comedy People Just Do Nothing before it, #HoodDocumentary has now transferred to BBC Three with a new run of six episodes that started on June 1. The first episode, Happy Belated, focused on R.S. getting put firmly in the friendzone by a girl after trying to appear sophisticated by adopting a bizarre accent when ordering drinks in a restaurant ("una cupa water-a").
Episode two of the new series went live on June 8. Four more episodes of #HoodDocumentary are coming soon. Among them, we'll see R.S. continuing to feud with music producer LJ, trying to impress his unrequited love Rachel, and convince the job center he’s been offered the role as James Bond.