Motherland – full series films

Anna Maxwell MartinFollowing the successful pilot, a full series of Motherland starring Anna Maxwell Martin is gearing up for filming.

The comedy centres on the trials of middle-class motherhood with competitive ‘alpha mums’ coming up against more liberal, chaotic parents. According to Broadcast, the pilot averaged 1.8 million viewers when it aired last year. 

The writing team includes Graham Linehan - who also directs - Sharon Horgan, Helen Linehan and Holly Walsh. The BBC Two show will film over six weeks in west London. 

Horgan’s Merman Films makes the show with Delightful Industries. Merman’s Clelia Mountford exec produces with Richard Boden producing for Delightful. 

Horgan is currently busy prepping the fourth series of Catastrophe, with a series version of comedy pilot The Circuit also reportedly a possibility. On top of that she has been working on a second series of HBO’s black comedy Divorce starring Sarah Jessica Parker.  

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Anna Maxwell Martin photo via Getty Images/WireImage/Mike Marsland. 


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