Channel 4 has commissioned a brand new comedy series written and directed by rising star Nida Manzoor.
Lady Parts follows geeky PHD student Amina Hussein as she is recruited to join a Muslim female punk band as the unlikely lead guitarist.
Front-woman of the band, Lady Parts, Saira spots something in Hussein that the other members of the band miss and, out of desperation to keep the student in the band, she uses Hussain’s search for a husband as leverage.
Offering to hook the student up on a series of dates, Hussein joins the band and quickly gets swept up in joyful, anarchic punk lifestyle.
The six-part comedy first took form as a Comedy Blap in 2018, as part of Channel 4’s objective to deliver fresh comedy talent in short consumable content.
The series was commissioned by Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy for Channel 4, and will be produced by Working Title Television.
Manzoor said: “The show is so close to my heart and I feel very lucky to be working with the incredible people at Channel 4 and WTTV who have been so supportive and encouraging throughout.”
“Lady Parts promises to be an audacious, celebratory and hilarious new comedy,” added McDermott.
“Nida is a phenomenal talent who had such vision for this show and the women and world she wanted to portray, it was impossible not to succumb to it after the success of the Blap.”