Dreaming Whilst Black to series on BBC Three
Dreaming Whilst Black, the hit web series has been commissioned for a full six-part series for BBC Three and iPlayer, following the critically acclaimed, ward-winning pilot that aired last year. The news is accompanied with the creative collaboration of global entertainment company A24 (Euphoria, Everything Everywhere All At Once), who will co-produce and distribute the series internationally.
The pilot, adapted from the hugely popular web series co-written by Adjani Salmon and Ali Hughes, garnered a deluge of critical acclaim and a string of award wins and nominations for the creator, star and co-writer Salmon, including winning the 2022 BAFTA Craft Award for Emerging Talent: Fiction, The Royal Television Society’s 2022 Breakthrough Award, Screen International Star of Tomorrow and the Soho House 59% Gen Now Award.
The new six part series will be co-produced by BAFTA and Emmy nominated Big Deal Films (Coconut, Holier Than Thou, Sparklers), one of the UK’s leading diverse-led scripted and unscripted production companies.
The original web series was co-written by Salmon and Ali Hughes and was created by Adjani Salmon, Max Evans, Laura de Sousa Seixas and Natasha Jatania of 4 Quarters Films.
Loosely inspired by real life events, Dreaming Whilst Black follows aspiring filmmaker Kwabena (Adjani Salmon) in and out of reality as he tries to make it in “Babylon.” The problem is he’s broke, Black and born into a Jamaican family who wishes he was an accountant.
Co-creator, writer and star of Dreaming Whilst Black Adjani Salmon, says: “When we made the web series we wanted to be “di bes ting pon di intanet.” With all the support we now have, we want to make “di bes ting pon BBC TV,” pun intended.”
Dreaming Whilst Black will be broadcast on BBC Three and iPlayer in 2023 and further casting details will be announced in due course.