Kwabena is getting another chance to make his dreams come true: British comedy Dreaming Whilst Black has been renewed for Season 2 by Showtime and BBC, TVLine has learned.
The series — which was written by Ali Hughes and Adjani Salmon — follows Kwabena (Salmon), an aspiring filmmaker stuck in a dead-end recruitment job who takes the first step to achieving his dream of creating a TV show. “Along the way, he is quickly confronted with the tribulations of balancing finances, love and his own sense of reality,” reads the official description.
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Season 2 will release in the U.S. on the Paramount+ With Showtime streamer and will also air on Showtime. (In the U.K., it will be found on BBC Three and iPlayer.)
“The response to Dreaming Whilst Black has been overwhelmingly loving, raucous and humbling,” said Salmon in a statement. “I’m blessed that we have a chance to entertain da peopledem again. Like Season 1, our goal is to end up being shared in the Aunties WhatsApp Groups.”
“Adjani Salmon is a creative force whose authentic and complex storytelling in Dreaming Whilst Black has rightfully gained widespread acclaim,” President of Content and Chief Creative Officer of Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount Media Networks Nina L. Diaz said in a statement. “We are thrilled to greenlight a second season and work alongside our partners at A24 and Big Deal Films to further explore these rich and hilarious characters who have resonated so deeply with our audience on Paramount+ With Showtime.”
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Alongside Salmon, the series stars Dani Moseley (Brothers With No Game), Rachel Adedeji (Hollyoaks), Jessica Hynes (Shaun of the Dead) and Demmy Ladipo (We Are Lady Parts).
Season 1 ended with Kwabena showing his new movie project to friends and family, but its premiere didn’t quite get the results he had hoped for.
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