22 NOV 2021

NBCUniversal's "We Are Lady Parts" is recommissioned for a second series

The music comedy project, put together by Nida Manzoor and produced by Working Title Television, was renewed by Peacock in the US and Channel 4 in the US.

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NBCUniversal's "We Are Lady Parts," created by Nida Manzoor, was recently recomissioned for a second series by Channel 4 in the UK and Peacock in the US. “'We Are Lady Parts' exploded onto our screens and into our hearts with irreverent humor, original storytelling, and boundary-pushing comedy,” said Lisa Katz, president scripted content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We're incredibly proud that this fan-favorite series was heralded as groundbreaking for Muslim representation on TV and can't wait to continue on this journey with visionary creator Nida Manzoor and this beloved ensemble.” 

The first series of "We Are Lady Parts" was written, created and directed by Nida Manzoor. The series is produced by Working Title Television, which is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. Series two was commissioned for Channel 4 by Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy, and Laura Riseam, Commissioning Executive. Executive Producers for Working Title Television are Surian Fletcher-Jones, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The title is distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution. 

It has received critical acclaim since it launched in the UK, US and around the world earlier this year, winning this year's Edinburgh TV Award for Best Comedy Series, while Nida Manzoor was recently announced as the recipient of the illustrious 2021 Rose d’Or Emerging Talent Award, with the show also receiving a nomination for the Rose d’Or Comedy Drama & Sitcom award.“We Are Lady Parts is the rallying cry from a fearlessly funny, contemporary and dial-shifting comedy that felt uniquely Channel 4 at its heart. The show deftly took big ideas around identity, representation, gender and creativity and wrapped them up in a truly original and hilarious show full of love, romance and sisterly power,"   Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy, Channel 4, said. 

The series is also nominated for five upcoming RTS Craft & Design awards, including “Casting” and “Costume Design – Drama” in addition to two Gotham Awards, including “ Breakthrough Series – Short Format” and “ Outstanding Performance in a New Series” (Anjana Vasan). Winners for the RTS Craft & Design Awards will be announced on Monday 22nd November in London. The Gotham Awards will be announced on Monday 29th November in New York. The series reached and has sustained a “Certified Fresh” status on Rotten Tomatoes, with the Top Critic rating remaining at a highly coveted 100%. 

Series one explored the highs and lows of the band, named Lady Parts, as seen through the eyes of Amina Hussain (played by Anjana Vasan) – a geeky microbiology PhD student, on the lookout for love. Amina is recruited to be the bands’ unlikely lead guitarist. Series one ended with the band reuniting on stage, following an exposing interview, for a kick-ass performance.  “I feel so incredibly lucky and excited to have the opportunity to make a second series of We Are Lady Parts. I can’t wait to delve back into the world of the band and go deeper into their lives. Expect more high jinks, more music, and more flights of fancy. SPARTA," Nida Manzoor, Writer, Creator and Director, said.

'We Are Lady Parts' exploded onto our screens and into our hearts with irreverent humor, original storytelling, and boundary-pushing comedy. We're incredibly proud that this fan-favorite series was heralded as groundbreaking for Muslim representation on TV and can't wait to continue on this journey with visionary creator Nida Manzoor and this beloved ensemble.” Lisa Katz President of Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.