C4 orders more of I Am drama anthology
Channel 4 has recommissioned the female-led drama anthology series, I Am, by Dominic Savage.
Produced by Me+You Productions, the new run of 3 x 60 begins filming imminently with Suranne Jones lined up to star in I Am Victoria with Ashley Walters.
Each episode of the three-part series will be developed and written by Dominic Savage in collaboration with the leading actor – for whom, in each case, the story will have personal resonance.
Jones said: “I’m delighted to be involved in the next series of I Am. Dominic always tells important stories with great sensitivity and the process so far has been wonderfully collaborative and open which is something I thrive on.
“I can’t wait to make what will be a very personal and thought-provoking piece and I’m thrilled to be telling this story with Ashley. I hope it really speaks to people and helps continue the important discussions around mental health.”
Savage said: “I am looking forward greatly to making another series of female led stories with such amazing and incredibly talented actors, starting with Suranne. It is a privilege to be telling such personal and important stories in this unique and collaborative way.
"These will be inspirational, relatable, and truthful tales of courage and hope, that shine a light on the difficult and challenging aspects of all of our lives.”
The first run of I Am starred Vicky McClure in I Am Nicola; Samantha Morton in I Am Kirsty and Gemma Chan in I Am Hannah. It became the channel’s most successful new 10pm drama in six years when it first aired nearly a year ago and went on to win several gongs and nominations.
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