Demetriou is actually a multi talent. One of his earliest projects was the six-part series Stath Lets Flats, which he starred in, but also wrote. The series ran on Channel 4 in the U.K. back in 2018 where it earned widespread acclaim. To this day, what began as Demetriou’s pet project still holds a 100% fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes.
Even before Stath Lets Flats, however, there was another six-part British mini-series starring Demetriou that really put him on the map as a talent to watch. While Demetriou had been a known commodity in the British comedy world since the early 2010s, he got his first major television break in 2016 on the UK sitcom Rovers.
Rovers concerns — what else? — football. And not that American football game with all the helmets and the tackling — real football. Founded in 1884, the Rovers are one of England’s oldest non-league football clubs. The mini-series explores the life and times of the Redbridge Rovers’ miscreant membership, and Demetriou’s Tom is one of its youngest joiners.
While the mini-series was pretty short lived, it helped paved the way to Stath Lets Flats and provided Demetriou with a springboard across the pond to Hollywood.