AMC Networks’ BBC America has joined as a co-producer of Mood, the drama series from actor, writer, and singer-songwriter Nicôle Lecky, based on her Royal Court Theatre play and produced by Bonafide Films for BBC Three in the U.K. Check out a first look photo above.
Mood follows Lecky’s Sasha Clayton, a 25-year-old wannabe singer. She spends her days smoking weed, stalking her ex-boyfriend (Jordan Duvigneau) on Instagram, and avoiding her mother (Jessica Hynes), stepfather (Paul Kaye), and sister Megan (Mia Jenkins). After she’s kicked out of her family’s house, she must fend for herself by sofa-surfing with local dealer Saleem (Mohammad Dalmar) before moving in with party girl Carly (Lara Peake), who introduces her to the 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.
The six-part series is told in part through Sasha’s songs and features a soundtrack performed by Lecky. It will premiere on BBC America in the United States and on AMC+ in the United States, Canada, and Australia in Fall 2022.
“Mood started as a one woman play and I had such a joy creating the world and performing these characters,” Lecky said in a statement. “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.”
Blake Callaway, General Manager of BBC America added, “we are excited to break new ground again. 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.”
Mood also stars Flo Wilson, Jordan Myrie, Jason York, Chantelle Alle, and Ebony Aboagye. It is directed by Dawn Shadforth and Stroma Cairns and produced by Lisa Walters. Joining Lecky as executive producers are Margery Bone for Bonafide Films and Lucy Richer and Ayela Butt for the BBC.