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BBC Three announce new comedy drama We Go Again from Janice Okoh

The six-part series is based on Janice’s play Three Birds.

We Go Again (working title) is a comedy drama about three stubbornly optimistic siblings with a dark secret. When their mum disappears, they will do anything to keep it quiet so they can stay together as a family, but, as feistily resilient and fiercely loyal as they are, can they really outwit the authorities and carry on with life under the radar?

Described as an irreverent portrait of black working-class teenage life, this coming-of-age story of sorts, covers the first times, the fuck ups and the excruciating desire to be more grown up than you are or that you might be ready for.

It promises to be a celebration of black joy; of council estates and corner shops. Of working-class living and working-class dreams. It is human and tender, with a thumping great heart.

Speaking about the news, creator and writer, Janice Okoh, said "It’s been an exciting and joyous process working with The Forge and BBC Three to bring these vibrant characters to television. I hope the audience loves them as much as I do."

To which executive producer for The Forge, George Ormond, added "Janice’s scripts are a blast of fresh air – fearless, laugh out loud funny, surprising and often moving.   We can’t wait to bring them to the screen."

And the BBC's Director of Drama, Lindsay Salt, said "Janice Okoh’s We Go Again is the perfect mix of beautifully-drawn, captivating characters and a compelling plot that will have you desperate to know what comes next. Poignant, funny and full of life, We Go Again offers a distinctive new spin on the family drama and we can’t wait to begin filming in Birmingham and Coventry."

Created and written by Janice Okoh, We Go Again (working title) will be made by The Forge Entertainment (a Banijay UK Company), produced by Jade Taylor and directed by Nathaniel Martello-White who also serves as co-executive producer.

Other executive producers include George Ormond and George Faber for The Forge Entertainment (a Banijay UK company), Danielle Scott-Haughton for the BBC and Janice Okoh.

Filming will take place in and around Birmingham and Coventry later this year with casting yet to be announced.

We Go Again (working title) will air on BBC Three


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