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BBC Three orders comedy from People Just Do Nothing star

BBC Three has commissioned a new comedy by People Just Do Nothing star Lily Brazier, named Wannabe.

Filming has begun on the series, which stars and is co-written by Brazier. The title will premiere on BBC on-demand service BBC iPlayer in March.

It follows Brazier’s Maxine, a 1990s pop star wannabe who tries to bring ‘Mum pop’ to the world by reforming a failed band.

Brazier’s co-writer is Ben Murray. The producer is Claire McCarthy and Jack Newman will executive produce for Bullion Productions.

Murray will also direct and Steve Stamp is script consultant.

BBC commissioners are Shane Allen, controller for comedy commissioning and Kate Daughton, commisining editor for comedy.

Allen said: “This is a very different character for Lily to take on after her deserved success with People Just Do Nothing. In Maxine, Lily and Ben have created a self-obsessed comedy monster who lurches from one car crash to the next.

“It’s a sign of the commitment to new talent that BBC Three is backing Bullion’s first scripted comedy series. The pilot was terrific and we await the series excitedly like expectant parents.”