Today the BBC have released the trailer for Michaela Coel's upcoming drama I May Destroy You which airs on BBC One this June.
The 12-part series, made up of 30-minute episodes has been created, written, executive produced by Michaela Coel who also stars in the BBC and HBO production and co-directs. Luther director Sam Miller directs episodes one to three and co directs with Michaela Coel episodes four to twelve.
This fearless, frank and provocative series explores the question of sexual consent in contemporary life and how, in our modern landscape of dating and relationships, we make the distinction between liberation and exploitation.
Michaela Coel plays Arabella Essiuedu who following triumph from a piece of writing that garnered internet acclaim, finds herself feted as the ‘voice of her generation,’ with an agent, a book commission and a helluva lot of pressure. She's easily distracted, non-committal and carefree.
After being sexually assaulted in a nightclub, her life changes irreversibly and she is forced to reassess everything: her career, her friends, even her family. As Arabella struggles to come to terms with what has happened, she begins a journey of self-discovery.
Coel is joined by Weruche Opia and Paapa Essiedu as well as Aml Ameen, Adam James, Sarah Niles, Ann Akin, Harriet Webb, Ellie James, Franc Ashman, Natalie Walter and Samson Ajewole, who makes his television debut.
I May Destroy You starts Monday 8th June at 10.45pm on BBC One and continues every Monday and Tuesday