Channel 4 and NBC Universal streamer Peacock have revealed the first look at their British comedy We Are Lady Parts, from writer/director Nida Manzoor.
Formerly known as Lady Parts, it follows the eponymous Muslim punk band, featuring geeky Ph.D. student and lead guitarist Amina Hussein and fierce and enigmatic front-woman Saira. Saira uses Amina’s desperation to find a husband as leverage, offering to hook-up dates for her if she agrees to join the band. Amina has never, ever met girls like this before, and soon gets swept up in their joyful anarchic energy.
Featuring original punk songs and cover tracks, the series stars Lucie Shorthouse (Momtaz), Faith Omole (Bisma), Anjana Vasan (Amina), Juliette Motamed (Ayesha), and Sarah Impey (Saira).
Creator Nida Manzoor, who has previously directed episodes of Doctor Who, Enterprice, and Hounslow Diaries, drew on her own experience when writing the show, and also took inspiration from London’s rich and diverse culture and art scene.
The series will air as a Peacock original in the U.S. but was first commissioned by Channel 4 in 2019 after it started life as a comedy pilot via the UK broadcaster’s Blaps strand. A premiere date was not disclosed.
We Are Lady Parts is produced by NBCU-backed Working Title Television. Executive producers for WTTV are Surian Fletcher-Jones, Mark Freeland, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner. The series is produced by John Pocock. NBCUniversal Global Distribution reps globally.