Thursday, February 10, 2022

BBC America to Co-Produce Drama 'Mood' Created by and Starring Nicôle Lecky

BBC America will co-produce the upcoming original drama series Mood created by and starring Nicôle Lecky. The six-episode season was originally picked up BBC Three in the United Kingdom.

Based on Lecky's play "Superhoe," Sasha Clayton (Lecky) wants to be a major recording artist, but right now she's a bedroom artist: spending her days smoking weed and stalking her ex-boyfriend on Instagram, and avoiding her mum, her stepdad and sister. When she is kicked out of her family home, Sasha is forced to fend for herself, sofa-surfing with local dealer Saleem, until she moves in with party girl Carly, who introduces her to the exciting world of social media influencing. But as the gap between her online presence and her dream of being a singer continues to grow, Sasha finds herself struggling to escape a world that is more complex and darker than she could have imagined.

In addition to Lecky, the drama stars Jessica Hynes, Paul Kaye, Mia Jenkins, Jordan Duvigneau, Mohammad Dalmar, Lara Peake, Flo Wilson, Jordan Myrie, Jason York, Chantelle Alle and Ebony Aboagye.

Lecky executive produces with Margery Bone, Lucy Richer, Ayela Butt and directors Dawn Shadforth and Stroma Cairns. BBC Studios and Bonafide Films produce.

"Mood started as a one woman play and I had such a joy creating the world and performing these characters," said Lecky. "Working with Bonafide and teams at the BBC and BBC America to bring them to life on screen has been a dream. I cannot wait for everyone to see our super talented cast and live every moment with Sasha and them."

"We are excited to break new ground again," added Blake Callaway, General Manager, BBC America. "Mood is a bold story featuring ambition, attitude, dark humor and a killer soundtrack. Nicôle Lecky is a singular talent that will sit alongside the other breakout women led shows that have defined success on BBC America. Sasha is the ideal addition to a slate that has included the first female Doctor Who, Villanelle, Eve and the clones of Orphan Black."