We don’t know about you, but lately, our lives have been feeling rather empty as we haven’t had any updates from Michaela Coel in recent months. But we manifested and waited, and finally, we have some news. The writer, producer, director and actress is reportedly working on a new series for the BBC, which could potentially have ties to her critically acclaimed drama, I May Destroy You.
Announced yesterday, the show is one of several the BBC are set to produce this year – including an adaption of Dolly Alderton’s memoir Everything I Know About Love and a new series from This is England creator Shane Meadows. However, Piers Wenger – the broadcaster’s Head of Drama – said it was too early to say any details on the project.
Speaking with Deadline, Wenger said, “It’s truly in Michaela’s head and it’s not for me to second guess that too much at this point. It’s at relatively early stages, but I wanted to let the fans of I May Destroy You know that there is a new show coming along, What relationship that show will have with the original series, (is for Michaela to decide). There’s a relationship between Chewing Gum and I May Destroy You. There’s a through-line to her thinking. I suspect there may be elements (of I May Destroy You) but it’s really too early to say anything specific.”
While we wait patiently for more updates on the new series, Michaela Coel will be tying us over with the release of her debut book Misfits: A Personal Manifesto later this year.