Stan has today announced that the gripping new drama series Little Birds will be premiering this August
Created by BAFTA-nominated Warp Films (The Virtues) and directed by Stacie Passon (Billions, The Affair), Little Birds weaves together stories of private desire and public politics against a backdrop of hedonism and conflict, to deliver a modern tale of freedom and feminism.
Delivered in six one-hour episodes, the series springboards from the erotic vignettes of Anaïs Nin into the Tangier International Zone of the 1950s.
We arrive there with New York heiress Lucy Savage (Juno Temple – Dirty John, Atonement, Vinyl) fresh off the transatlantic steamer and ready for love and marriage in exotic climes. But when her husband Hugo (Hugh Skinner – Fleabag, Harlots) does not greet her in the way she expected, she spins off into the surprising, diverse and degenerate world of Tangier in 1955.
Period drama about an ingénue abroad this is not. Instead, Little Birds is a contemporary and daring tale of a woman losing and then finding herself down a mesmerising rabbit hole.
What Lucy discovers is a world in flux, a country quivering on the cusp of independence, populated by a myriad of characters including a scandalous dominatrix Cherifa Lamour (Yumna Marwan, The Translator, One of These Days) who particularly captures Lucy’s imagination. Raphael Acloque (Mission Impossible, Humans, 24, Versailles) and David Costabile (Billions, Breaking Bad) also stars.
A bold and subversive re-invention of melodrama for modern times, Little Birds takes the audience and all the characters on a witty, moving and distinctly provocative journey towards freedom and independence.