BBC renews Am I Being Unreasonable? for Season 2
James R | On 01, Nov 2022
BBC One has renewed Am I Being Unreasonable? for a second season.
Written by and starring Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli, the darkly comic thriller follows Nic, a woman grieving a loss she can’t share with anyone. Only her son Ollie (Lenny Rush), whom she adores, keeps her going. When Jen (Hizli) arrives in town with her son, Harry (Reuben Catt), she finds a kindred spirit and soon Nic’s dark secret starts to bubble over.
“Daisy May Cooper excels in this darkly comic thriller about friendships, family and secrets,” we wrote in our review.
The show took another twist at the end of Season 1, as audiences learnt what happened between Nic (Cooper) and Alex (David Flynn) on the train years ago. Now, the Beeb has confirmed that the show will continue to unspool its twisting thrills for a second chapter.
Cooper and Hizli say: “When we first started writing this show we never dreamed it would get commissioned, let alone get another series. We’re so grateful to everyone who has watched it and we promise we will work our hardest to make the second series even better than the first… It’s gonna hit you with all the grace and decorum of a reversing dump truck without any tyres on.”
Jon Petrie, Director of BBC Comedy, adds: “We had so many questions after binging the first series that we were selfishly desperate to have more AM I BEING UNREASONABLE in our lives. Luckily, we know that our viewers feel the same way. Thank you to Daisy May Cooper, Selin Hizli, Jack Thorne and everyone at Boffola for creating such a funny, thrilling, genre-bending show. We can’t wait to see what happens next.”
First look: Daisy May Cooper’s Am I Being Unreasonable?
24th February 2022
Filming has wrapped on Am I Being Unreasonable?, Daisy May Cooper’s new series for BBC Three, and we’ve got our first look at the show as well as its title.
The six-part comedy thriller is written by and stars the This Country veteran alongside Selin Hizli (Mum). The series is executive produced by Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials, Help, This Is England) and co-produced by Boffola Pictures and Lookout Point.
It follows Nic (Daisy May Cooper), who is grieving a loss that she can’t share with anyone while stuck in a depressing marriage. Only her son, Ollie (Lenny Rush, Apple Tree House), keeps her going. But when Jen (Selin Hizli) arrives in town, her life is lit up with laughter and through this kindred soul her dark secret starts to bubble up.
Also confirmed as co-starring are Jessica Hynes (There She Goes), Dustin Demri-Burns (Cardinal Burns, The Great), Amanda Wilkin (The Split ), David Fynn (Game of Thrones), Juliet Cowan (Back to Life), Ruben Catt (Ted’s Top Ten) and Karla Crome (Under the Dome).
The producer is Pippa Brown (The Other One, Psychobitches), the director is Jonny Campbell (Phoenix Nights, Eric & Ernie) and the exec-producers are Shane Allen, Jonny Campbell, Daisy May Cooper, Kate Daughton, Selin Hizli and Jack Thorne.
Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli team up for BBC comedy thriller
29th October 2021
BBC One has ordered a new thriller from Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli.
Created, written by and starring real-life friends Daisy May Cooper (This Country) and Selin Hizli (Deadwater Fell), the untitled thriller is a tale of two mums, marital angst, maternal paranoia and a dead cat.
At the heart of the six-episode show is Nic (Daisy May Cooper) and Jen’s (Selin Hizli) budding friendship. Jen arrives in town with her son Harry and disrupts Nic’s lonely life with fun, laughter and booze. Nic’s son Ollie also finds a new friend in Harry. Female friendship at its naughtiest and most intoxicating. That is until everything unravels.
Joining the duo behind the scenes are Executive Producer Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials, The Fades, This is England, National Treasure), director Jonny Campbell (Dracula, Eric & Ernie) and producer Pippa Brown (The Other One, Psychobitches) for a Boffola Pictures and Lookout Point co-production.
Daisy May Cooper says: “So excited to be writing this with my best friend and the funniest person I know on a subject that I think sums us up perfectly… Toxic friendship.”
Writer-creator Selin Hizli adds: “Everything about creating this show has been a dream come true. Jack Thorne, Lookout Point and Boffola Pictures have been incredible. I can’t wait to bring this dark, funny world to life with Jonny Campbell and I’m so thrilled it has found its home at the BBC. Now I just have to put up with Daisy for a bit longer while we film it…”
Kate Phillips, former Acting Director of BBC Comedy, says: “We are so proud that Daisy is continuing her relationship with the BBC to make this very special series with her best friend Selin. The scripts are golden and ooze pure comedy brilliance – viewers are going to devour this!”
The series will film in Bristol and around the West Country this autumn with further casting and broadcast details set to be announced in due course.