Mawaan Rizwan on the Juice

Mawaan Rizwan to star in new series Juice reports

Mawaan Rizwan hits the Juie: Juice follows Jamma (Mawaan Rizwan) who desperately wants to be the centre of attention, but his family are constantly stealing his thunder.

Mum, Farida (Shahnaz Rizwan), always makes everything about her, Dad, Saif (Jeff Mirza), ignores him and brother, Isaac (Nabhaan Rizwan), steals the limelight at work – the one place Jamma feels like he’s doing well. And when he finally does get the validation from boyfriend Guy (Russell Tovey), he can’t handle it. Jamma’s hyperactive imagination goes into overdrive and the world transforms around him in this surreal comedy, written and created by Mawaan Rizwan.

Mawaan Rizwan says: “I feel very blessed to be given the opportunity to make my dream project. It’s about a guy who loves attention and makes everything about himself. It is NOT autobiographical.”

Jonathan Blyth, Director of Comedy for BBC Studios said: “We’re thrilled to be working with the wonderfully talented Mawaan and partnering with Various Artists and BBC Three on this hugely ambitious show, which will be a real treat for audiences around the world.”

Juice (6 x 30) is a VAL production for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer with international distribution from BBC Studios. The director is Rosco Five and the producer is Hannah Moulder. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Tanya Qureshi.

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