AMC Networks’ BBC America has joined as co-producer of Moodactor, writer and singer-songwriter NicÃ´le Lecky’s drama series, based on his play Royal Court and produced by Bonafide Films for BBC Three in the UK Check out an early photo above.
Mood follows Sasha Clayton of Lecky, an aspiring 25-year-old singer. She spends her days smoking weed, stalking her ex-boyfriend (Jordan Duvigneau) on Instagram and avoiding her mother (Jessica Hynes), stepfather (Paul Kaye) and sister Megan (Mia Jenkins) . After being kicked out of her family’s home, she must fend for herself couch surfing with local dealer Saleem (Mohammad Dalmar) before moving in with party girl Carly (Lara Peake), who introduces her to the world. of the influence of social media. But as the gap between her online presence and her dream of being a singer grows ever wider, Sasha finds herself struggling to escape a world more complex and darker than she could have imagined.
The six-part series is told in part through Sasha’s songs and features a soundtrack performed by Lecky. It will premiere on BBC America in the US and on AMC+ in the US, Canada and Australia in fall 2022.
“Mood started out as a one-woman play and I had such joy creating the world and playing these characters,â Lecky said in a statement. “Working with Bonafide and the BBC and BBC America crews to bring them to life on screen has been a dream. I can’t wait for everyone to see our super talented cast and experience every moment with Sasha and them.
Blake Callaway, Managing Director of BBC America, added: âWe are delighted to be innovating again. Mood is a bold story featuring ambition, attitude, dark humor and a killer soundtrack. NicÃ´le Lecky is a singular talent who will sit alongside the other female-led shows that have defined success on BBC America. Sasha is the perfect addition to a list that has included the first woman Doctor WhoVillanelle, Eve and the clones of black orphan.â
Mood also stars Flo Wilson, Jordan Myrie, Jason York, Chantelle Alle and Ebony Aboagye. It is directed by Dawn Shadforth and Stroma Cairns and produced by Lisa Walters. Joining Lecky as executive producers are Margery Bone for Bonafide Films and Lucy Richer and Ayela Butt for the BBC.