BBC Three has acquired series one and two of US comedy Twenties.
Written and created by Lena Waithe, Twenties is inspired by Waithe's own life and follows Hattie (Jonica T. Gibbs), an aspiring young black lesbian writer. Hattie and her friends Marie (Christina Elmore) and Nia (Gabrielle Graham) fight to realise their dreams while living in LA.
While homeless and struggling to make her dreams a reality, Hattie meets a successful writer and producer who gives her a chance and hires her as an assistant on a show.
Thrust into the fast-paced Hollywood life, Hattie tries to find her voice as a writer and find the right girl for a meaningful relationship.
A successful film executive, Marie is happily married and finds herself directly up against the only other black film executive for a promotion.
Nia once had fame as a popular child performer and is now a yoga instructor, but she has decided it’s time to get back into acting and try and make a name for herself.
Despite all being on separate paths, the three friends know they have each other to lean on as they navigate the rocky roads of their twenties.
Sue Deeks, Head of Programme acquisition at BBC commented: “With its distinctive style and engaging characters, Twenties takes a humorous and insightful look at balancing work, love and friendship whilst navigating the outwardly glamorous world of Hollywood.”
Series one of Twenties will be available on BBC Three on Sunday 25 October.