TX: Weekly from 5th August at 9pm on Channel 4. All episodes will be available as a boxset on All 4 from 5th August.
A Me+You production for Channel 4.
Created by Dominic Savage.
I AM - SERIES TWO SYNOPSIS:
I Am is a female-led drama anthology series from BAFTA-winning writer-director Dominic Savage and produced by Emmy winning Me+You Productions for Channel 4, starring three of Britain’s leading actors.
Each 3x60” episode is named after its lead character and stars one of a trio of Britain’s leading acting talent; BAFTA-winning Suranne Jones (Dr. Foster, Gentleman Jack) takes the lead role in I Am Victoria; BAFTA-winning Letitia Wright (Black Panther, Small Axe) stars in I Am Danielle; and Oscar-nominated Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread, Mum) stars in I Am Maria. The series cast also includes Ashley Walters (Top Boy), Alice Feetham (Save Me) CJ Beckford (Sitting in Limbo), Sophia Brown (Giri/Haji), Michael Gould (Darkest Hour) and Gershwyn Eustache Jnr (Small Axe, I May Destroy You).
Created, written and directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Dominic Savage (The Escape), the stories for each film have been developed in a creative partnership with the leading actors, with improvised dialogue and themes including relationships, mental health, and empowerment. The trilogy explores the experience of three women in moments that are emotionally raw, thought-provoking and personal.
I Am became Channel 4’s most successful new 10pm drama in six years when it debuted in August 2019, with BAFTA-winning Vicky McClure starring in I Am Nicola; Oscar nominated and BAFTA-winning Samantha Morton starring in I Am Kirsty; and Gemma Chan starring in I Am Hannah.
As well as its nomination at last year’s BAFTA Television Awards (Leading Actress for Samantha Morton in I Am Kirsty), I Am was nominated for the Best Original Programme and Best Single Drama at the Broadcast Awards; for Best TV Movie at the C21 International Drama Awards; as Best New Drama in the TV Choice Awards; and for Photography (Drama & Comedy) at the RTS Craft Awards. Samantha Morton also won the WFTV Performance Award for her performance in I Am Kirsty.
I Am is produced by Me+You Productions. Executive Producers are Richard Yee and Dominic Savage, with Caroline Hollick and Gemma Boswell from Channel 4 overseeing. The series is produced by Me+You co-founder Krishnendu Majumdar. The series was co-funded by Sky Studios, NBCU International will handle global distribution.
Me + You Productions is an award-winning independent film and television production company founded by EMMY winning writer, directors and producers Richard Yee and Krishnendu Majumdar. They make cinematic authored drama and comedy with the very best writing and directing talent.
They are currently in post-production on Series 2 of comedy drama series SICK OF IT for Sky starring Karl Pilkington. They recently made a single film THE DALI AND THE COOPER for Sky Arts starring David Suchet and Noel Fielding, written by Roger Drew + Ed Dyson, directed by Iain Forsyth + Jane Pollard and music by Jarvis Cocker + Richard Hawley. The film won a RTS award.
They are currently developing a 3-part medical ethics drama titled SAVING ASHYA written by Paul Viragh and directed by Justin Chadwick, as well as 8 LETTERS, 3 WORDS, 1 MEANING – a feature film for the BFI based on the real relationship between Leigh Bowery, Sue Tilley and Lucien Freud directed by filmmakers Iain Forsyth + Jane Pollard plus ELEPHANT a feature film written by Nick Helm and Esther Smith.
Richard and Krish are the co-creators and makers of three series of the BAFTA-nominated AN IDIOT ABROAD starring Ricky Gervais Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. The franchise is a global hit – it has sold over 1.9 million DVDs in the UK, over 1.2 million books and the TV series have been sold to 210 territories as well as being the consistently highest rating show on Sky1 in the UK.
Me+You’s other output includes two series of INTERNATIONAL EMMY winning HOFF THE RECORD (a scripted comedy starring David Hasselhoff and Asim Chaudhry) which also airs on Netflix in the US and sold to 199 territories. They also produced two series of the comic documentary series THE MOANING OF LIFE, starring Karl Pilkington, for Sky which sold to 189 territories including Netflix in the US. The spin off books, THE MOANING OF LIFE and MORE MOANING frequently appear amongst the top sellers in The Sunday Times book chart.
Me+You have also made SCARE BNB (a Sky comedy featuring Steen Raskopoulus, Sara Pascoe, Nish Kumar and John Kearns), FRIGHTBUSTERS (a Sky comedy featuring Guz Khan and Alex McQueen).
Krish is also the Deputy Chair of BAFTA and is a member of the BAFTA Board of Trustees. He is formerly the Chairman of the BAFTA Television committee (2015-19), a PACT Council Member and a Board member of Directors UK. He has been elected to become the youngest Chairman of BAFTA in 2020.
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