Juice start date as Mawaan Rizwan's comedy comes to BBC Three

Juice artwork
Juice. Credit: BBC/Various Artists Limited/Gary Moyes

Mawaan Rizwan’s comedy Juice is to get a full series on BBC Three.

Following one-off pilot announced last year, a full six-part series is now on its way.

As well as Mawaan, the cast features Shahnaz Rizwan, Jeff Mirza, Nabhaan Rizwan and Russell Tovey.

Mawaan Rizwan in a red tracksuit in a jungle
Mawaan Rizwan. Credit: BBC/Various Artists Limited/Liam Daniel

A teaser shares: “Juice follows Jamma who desperately wants to be the centre of attention, but his family are constantly stealing his thunder. Mum, Farida, always makes everything about her, Dad, Saif, ignores him and brother, Isaac, steals the limelight at work – the one place Jamma feels like he’s doing well.

“And when he finally does get the validation from boyfriend Guy, he can’t handle it.

“Jamma’s hyperactive imagination goes into overdrive and the world transforms around him in this surreal comedy, written and created by Mawaan Rizwan.”

Juice starts on Monday, 18 September at 10PM on BBC Three.

Alternatively the full series will be released to watch online on BBC iPlayer the same date.

A teaser of the first episode shares: “In an attempt to impress his boss, Jamma sneakily uses his brother for a market research session at work, but his plan backfires. Meanwhile, Mum’s fixation on divorcing Dad shifts Jamma’s attention to saving their marriage, and there’s a surprising confession from his boyfriend Guy.”

Discussing the series, Mawaan Rizwan said: “Juice is a surreal comedy that follows my character Jamma as he stumbles his way through love. Literally. It’s a very physical show with big set pieces and some unexpectedly moving moments.”

He added: “I feel very blessed to be given the opportunity to make my dream project. It’s about a guy who loves attention and makes everything about himself. It is NOT autobiographical.”

Jonathan Blyth, Director of Comedy for BBC Studios commented: “We’re thrilled to be working with the wonderfully talented Mawaan and partnering with Various Artists and BBC Three on this hugely ambitious show, which will be a real treat for audiences around the world.”

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