The Bisexual starts filming

Desiree Akhavan Filming is underway on The Bisexual, a new comedy for Channel 4 and Hulu. 

Desiree Akhavan (pictured) stars in the series as Leila, a New Yorker feeling lost in London as she navigates her way through the capital city’s dating scene. 

Akhavan, an Iranian/American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor, is best known to date for her 2014 feature debut Appropriate Behaviour. (That film was produced by Cecilia Frugiuele, with whom Akhavan has written The Bisexual).  

Naomi de Pear is the executive producer for Hootenanny, Sister Pictures’ comedy label. Sister Pictures is also busy prepping Chernobyl, set to film in Lithuania this spring, and recently wrapped Clean Break, an ITV drama starring Sheridan Smith.  

The Bisexual is one of several projects that begin filming in London this week. The next major John le Carre adaptation for the BBC, The Little Drummer Girl, is also underway.

Two comedies also started filming over the last few days for BBC Three – Lily Brazier’s Wannabe and the fourth series of Cuckoo starring Greg Davies and Taylor Lautner. 

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