Candice Carty-Williams

Candice Carty-Williams’ Queenie to be adapted for Channel 4

Candice Carty-Williams (credit: Channel 4)

The eight-part series will follow 25-year-old Queenie Jenkins, a Jamaican British straddler of both cultures, a South London stalwart, journalist, loyal friend, not so loyal daughter, occasional mess and an undervalued success.

Working at a national newspaper, where she’s frequently forced to compare herself to her white, middle-class peers, and having recently gone through a tough breakup with her long-term white boyfriend Tom, Queenie begins looking for comfort in all the wrong places, with all the wrong people.