Hugh Skinner (Fleabag), Rossy De Palma (Broken Embraces), Nina Sosanya (Marcella) and Jean-Marc Barr (Big Sur) have joined the cast of Sky Atlantic’s Little Birds.
The new cast members will join previously announced Juno Temple (Dirty John), Yumna Marwan (The Valley) and Raphael Acloque (24: Legacy) in the six-part drama.
Set in Tangier in 1955, Little Birds follows American Lucy Savage (Juno Temple) as she wishes to break free from the society she has been confined to and searches for independence in Morocco. Her fiancé Hugo Cavendish-Smyth (Hugh Skinner), an aristocratic English Lord, is torn between his love for Lucy and his lover, the smart and sharp Adham Abaza (Raphael Acloque).
Meanwhile, Secretary Pierre Vaney (Jean-Marc Barr) falls for Moroccan dominatrix Cherifa Lamour (Yumna Marwan), whose personal life becomes entangled in the political sphere as she attempts to make a change.
Nina Sosanya plays a glamourous actress named Lili Von X, who is a source of encouragement to free-spirited Lucy, and Rossy De Palma plays central figure in the colony, Contessa Mandrax.
The drama, inspired by Anais Nin’s collection of erotic short stories, explores love and desire in a time of hedonism, conflict and political interest.
Filming for Little Birds began last week in Spain, with the series set to air on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in 2020.