Channel 4 has announced new music comedy series Lady Parts.
From brilliant writer/director Nida Manzoor (Hounslow Diaries, Enterprice), the six-part series follows a Muslim female punk band, also called Lady Parts.
The show is based on a Channel 4 Blap that first aired last year – with the original cast of the Blap pictured above.
Lady Parts follows the highs and lows of the band as seen through the eyes of Amina Hussein – a geeky PHD student who is recruited to be their unlikely lead guitarist.
Channel 4 tease: “The band’s fierce and enigmatic front-woman Saira sees something in Amina that the others can’t see. 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 and general punk-badassery. But will she be the key to the band’s success? And – will she finally find a husband?”
Nida Manzoor, who has written and will direct the show said: “I had such a blast making the C4 Comedy Blap and am so thrilled to have the opportunity to make a full series.
“The show is so close to my heart and I feel very lucky to be working with the incredible people at Channel 4 and WTTV who have been so supportive and encouraging throughout.”
Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy at Channel 4 added: “Lady Parts promises to be an audacious, celebratory and hilarious new comedy.
“Nida is a phenomenal talent who had such vision for this show and the women and world she wanted to portray, it was impossible not to succumb to it after the success of the Blap.
“We’re thrilled to be working with her and all at Working Title on scaling it up.”
Surian Fletcher-Jones, Head of Development at producers WTTV added: “We feel very lucky indeed to be working with the extraordinarily talented Nida on this brilliantly funny and wildly original show.
“We are enormously grateful to Fiona McDermott and Laura Riseam in C4 Comedy for giving us this opportunity.”