Mawaan Rizwan's BBC Three comedy pilot Juice goes straight to series

Juice follows Jamma, played by Mawaan Rizwan, who desperately wants to be the centre of attention.


The pilot was announced back in September 2021 and despite not airing yet, the BBC have decided to immediately take Juice to series. It combines Mawaan’s unique blend of heartfelt, confessional storytelling with his messy yet hilarious relationships with his family.


Juice follows Mawaan's character, Jamma, who desperately wants to be the centre of attention, but his family are constantly stealing his thunder.


Mum, Farida, played by Mawaan's real-life mother, Shahnaz Rizwan, always makes everything about her, Dad, Saif, played by Jeff Mirza, ignores him and brother, Isaac played by Mawaan's real-life brother 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, played by Russell Tovey, he can’t handle it. Jamma’s hyperactive imagination goes into overdrive and the world transforms around him.


Speaking about Juice, Mawaan Rizwan said "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."

To which Director of Comedy for BBC Studios, Jonathan Blyth added "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 will air on BBC Three