It's been announced that Letitia Wright (Black Panther, Top Boy) has joined the cast of Channel 4's female-led drama anthology series I Am, with filming having wrapped earlier this month.
Wright, who is an Emmy nominee and BAFTA Rising Star Award winner, will lead the new episode entitled I Am Danielle, joined by co-stars CJ Beckford and Sophia Brown.
In 2019, Channel 4 first brought the I Am series to our screens, with episodes starring Vicky McClure, Gemma Chan and Samantha Morton.
Another three-part series is now in production, which will also include I Am Victoria, starring BAFTA-winning actress Suranne Jones, alongside Ashley Walters.
"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," Channel 4 said.
"This will be an authentic and thought-provoking series exploring contemporary female experiences and themes, including trust, relationships and mental health. Featuring improvised dialogue, the trilogy will draw these deeply personal themes out through moments of emotion, intimacy and anxiety."
Letitia Wright said of the project: “Collaborating with Dominic Savage has been an amazing experience. His unique and sensitive style of directing has stretched me as an artist. I’m so proud that we came together on a story that we both felt was important to explore and share with the world.”
Writer, Director and Creator Dominic Savage said: "Making this film with Letitia was so exciting, invigorating, and full of creative joy. It is exactly how I love to work. In complete partnership and understanding. We were so in tune with the story we were telling, and each day was purely instinctive, challenging, and always truthful. I’m proud to be able to bring this story of love with all it’s difficulties to the screen.”
Caroline Hollick, Head of Drama at Channel 4 said: “Bringing superstar Letitia Wright back to Channel 4 has been a dream since I started this job. Her fearless collaboration with Dominic Savage in I Am Danielle reveals her as a emotional and masterful storyteller, as well as a superlative performer.”
I Am Danielle will air on Channel 4.
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