Filming has begun on Wannabe, a new BBC Three series co-written by and starring People Just Do Nothing’s Lily Brazier.
The four-part series will be available to stream on iPlayer next month and tells the take of Maxine (Brazier) who is desperately seeking her 15 minutes of fame.
Never having made it to the big time as part of girl group Variety, she’s now hoping her role as manager for teenage pop group Sweet Gyal will finally make her name.
However Maxine finds herself in crisis when, fed up of her trying to live vicariously through them and her embarrassing attempts to get them a record deal, Sweet Gyal threaten to drop her.
But Maxine has come up with a plan. A come back. This time bigger, bolder and, well… older. Who cares about a hip young girl group anyway?! What the world is really missing is Mum Pop.
And so begins a new obsession with tracking down her ex-bandmates and relaunching her life in the limelight…
Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Three, says: “At BBC Three, introducing, developing and providing opportunities for new talent is at the heart of what we’re about.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing Lily take centre stage as Maxine and we’re delighted to host her and the co-creator, Ben’s, latest foray into comedy writing.”