Canadian comedian Mae Martin has penned a new series for Channel 4 called Feel Good.
The six-part series, co-written with Joe Hampson, is a semi-autobiographical comedy following a recovering addict and comedian called Mae.
As Mae attempts to get her addictive impulses under control, an all-consuming relationship with her new girlfriend George, played by Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat), throws life into further complication.
The series was conceived off the back of one of Martin’s stand-up routines about addictive behaviour, and explores concepts of gender fluidity and queer romance.
Speaking on the importance of queer and LGBT representation on screen, Martin commented: “If you never, or rarely, see your experience depicted in art or pop culture then you can begin to feel isolated or separate; Othered.
“So, representation is super important. I hope that people of all demographics see how, regardless of labels or identity, we all struggle with trying to find and hold on to intimacy – it’s very universal.”
Lisa Kudrow (Friends) stars as Mae’s mother Linda. She commented: “I love what this show is about […] I am happy to be part of something that is charming and well-intentioned".
Feel Good will air on Wednesday 18th March at 10pm on Channel 4, with the full series available to download on All 4 after episode one.