Michaela Coel talks about the future of I May Destroy You following BAFTA win

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Photo credit: Tim P. Whitby - Getty Images
Photo credit: Tim P. Whitby - Getty Images

Michaela Coel has opened up about the future of I May Destroy You following her BAFTA win.

The BBC One and HBO series took home several awards at the TV BAFTAs on Sunday night (June 6), including a gong for Michaela as leading actress in a TV series and best mini series.

In spite of the drama's critical and commercial success, speaking after her win, Michaela confirmed there is "definitely" no plan for a second season – adding that the show has "destroyed itself".

Photo credit: Tim P. Whitby - Getty Images
Photo credit: Tim P. Whitby - Getty Images

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"Definitely, there won't be a second season of I May Destroy You," Michaela told Digital Spy and other press.

"I think I May Destroy You has been so huge it's destroyed itself [laughs], but you know, we continue making work and we do other things."

On future TV projects, the Misfits: My Personal Manifesto author added: "The lovely thing is, BBC and HBO have been like, 'just chill out, Michaela; just chill out for a little bit', and I'm the one that's raring to go but they're like, 'just calm down and sit down. It's been a big thing'.

"So, that's quite nice. There isn't any pressure, which is good as a creative."

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Asked what she would like to fans to take from the series, she added: "I think I would like for people to search themselves a bit and to be a bit more curious than they already are.

"That's definitely what helped me over these two years of making the show is being curious and thinking about uncomfortable parts of myself and uncomfortable experiences and not being afraid to ask myself questions."

I May Destroy You is available on BBC iPlayer.

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