I Am returns to Channel 4
Staff Reporter | On 29, Jul 2020
I Am will return to Channel 4 for a second season.
The female-led drama anthology, which is created by Dominic Savage, first aired last year, presenting a trio of authentic and thought-provoking tales of contemporary female experiences and themes, including trust, relationships and mental health.
The first run starred Samantha Morton (Minority Report), Vicky McClure (This is England) and Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians). It became Channel 4’s most successful new 10pm drama in six years.
Now, Channel 4 has recommissioned the show for another trilogy of hour-long dramas, and it’s already assembling another impressive cast: Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster – pictured) confirmed to star in I Am Victoria, alongside co-star Ashley Walters (Top Boy, Bulletproof).
Each episode of the three-part series will be developed and written by Dominic Savage in collaboration with the leading actor – for whom, in each case, the story will have personal resonance.
Suranne Jones said: “I’m delighted to be involved in the next series of I Am. Dominic always tells important stories with great sensitivity and the process so far has been wonderfully collaborative and open which is something I thrive on. I can’t wait to make what will be a very personal and thought-provoking piece and I’m thrilled to be telling this story with Ashley. I hope it really speaks to people and helps continue the important discussions around mental health.”
Savage added: “I am looking forward greatly to making another series of female led stories with such amazing and incredibly talented actors, starting with Suranne. It is a privilege to be telling such personal and important stories in this unique and collaborative way. These will be inspirational, relatable, and truthful tales of courage and hope, that shine a light on the difficult and challenging aspects of all of our lives.”
I Am is produced by Me+You Productions. Executive Producers are Richard Yee and Dominic Savage, with Head of Drama, Caroline Hollick and Head of Development Gemma Boswell overseeing.
Season 2 will begin production in early August, with further casting yet to be announced.