People Just Do Nothing star lands BBC series

Morgan Jeffery
Photo credit: BBC Three

From Digital Spy

Lily Brazier - best known as clueless Miche in the BAFTA-winning People Just Do Nothing - is returning to BBC Three with a new series.

Brazier has co-written and will star in Wannabe, a four-part comedy that will drop online next month.

The series tells the story of unfinished business, one last shot at fame and the struggle to let go of a lifelong dream...

Photo credit: BBC Three

Back in the girl-power heyday of the '90s, a hit single would easily get you 15 minutes of fame. But 15 minutes is not quite enough for some people.

Maxine (Lily Brazier) never made it to the big time as part of girl group Variety, but is still desperately trying to cling on to her dream as the (failing) music manager for teenage pop group Sweet Gyal.

However, Maxine finds herself in crisis when, fed up of her trying to live vicariously through them and her embarrassing attempts to get them a record deal, Sweet Gyal threaten to drop her.

But Maxine has come up with a plan. A comeback. This time bigger, bolder and, well... older. Who cares about a hip young girl group anyway?! What the world is really missing is Mum Pop.

And so begins a new obsession with tracking down her ex-bandmates and relaunching her life in the limelight.

Photo credit: BBC Three
Photo credit: BBC Three

Wannabe has been co-written by Ben Murray and also stars Nicholas Burns (Nathan Barley, Uncle), Jim Howick (Yonderland, Peep Show), Amy Booth-Steel (The Windsors) and Alexis Strum; with Savannah Steyn, Karla Simone Spence and Imogen Gurney as Sweet Gyal.

"Ben and I have had so much fun writing Wannabe," Brazier said. "Thanks to Maxine, I'm getting to live out my childhood dream of being a popstar (albeit a failed one!), and I'm really looking forward to working with the talented cast to bring the world of Wannabe to life."

Wannabe was originally a 'Comedy Slice' pilot from BBC Three, launched last year.

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