UK comcaster Channel 4 has commissioned Big Mood (working title), a new comedy series from Fremantle-owned Dancing Ledge Productions.
The six-part series will follow best friends Maggie and Eddie, played by Nicola Coughlan (Bridgerton, Derry Girls) and Lydia West (It’s A Sin, Inside Man), who have lived in each other’s pockets for ten years, through thick, thin.
But with the rest of their lives looming, careers hanging in the balance, and Maggie’s bipolar disorder making an unwelcome return to form, Eddie begins to question whether this friendship is really in their best interests. With their twenties behind them, Maggie and Eddie’s relationship faces the future – can it survive?
Big Mood is written by Camilla Whitehill and will be directed by Rebecca Asher (Dead to Me, Brooklyn Nine Nine), executive produced by Lotte Beasley Mestriner (The Young Offenders) and produced by Georgie Fallon (The Following Events are Based on a Pack of Lies).
Laurence Bowen (The Salisbury Poisonings, The Responder) and Chris Carey (Crossfire, Wedding Season) will executive produce for Dancing Ledge Productions. Fremantle will handle global distribution for the series.
Laura Riseam, Channel 4’s commissioning editor, described Big Mood as “an authentic portrayal of the passionate, reckless, and surreal tales of close friendship threatened by an all-consuming mental illness. It’s outrageously daring, painfully funny and unreservedly poignant – the type of comedy that firmly belongs on Channel 4.”