Award-winning comedian Mae Martin (Dope) will star in a new semi-autobiographical series on addiction and romanticism.
Mae and George (w/t) follows recovering addict Mae (Martin) as she seeks to take control of her life while juggling a relationship with her new girlfriend George and keeping her addictive behaviours in check.
Joe Hampson (Skins) will co-write the series with Martin, and the comedy will be produced by Objective Fiction, whose portfolio includes Game Face, Toast of London and Fresh Meat.
“WHAT A DREAM,” said Mae Martin of the new project. “We cannot wait to make this show with E4, Netflix, and Objective Fiction.”
“I’m especially pumped to be co-writing Mae and George with my best friend Joe Hampson.”
“We are excited to make a show that is both funny and sad, like our lives, and I hope they’ve factored therapy into the budget because I’m already hanging by a thread.”
“We’re so thrilled to back Mae on this project,” added Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy at Channel 4.
“Her comic voice fantastically captures the inelegancies of being young, now. She riffs from vulnerable to intense to hilarious and it all feels so real and refreshing.”
The six-part series will air exclusively on E4 in the UK and worldwide on Netflix.