BBC Comedy and BBC Three in the UK have commissioned Studio71 UK to produce new short-form series Fully Blown.
The commission is part of the BBC’s “Threesome” short-form strand of shows for BBC Three, that are each three episodes of three minutes, and showcase breaking new comedy talent. There will be seven Threesome commissions per year from leading new comedy writers and performers.
In February, the BBC also commissioned Studio71 UK to produce three new factual series for BBC’s digital platforms, featuring prominent female figures from comedy and the digital space.
In Fully Blown, two best mates Vanessa (Donna Preston) and Demi (Verona Rose) rise above their boring, sometimes painful lives by creating superstar rap personas – Starz and Gap C. These Southampton girls know you’ve gotta fake it ‘til you make it – and then fake it some more. But will their success ever catch up with their ambition?
Fully Blown is produced by Studio71 UK for BBC Three, and is written by Donna Preston, Verona Rose and Sarah Morgan, and directed by Ella Jones. It is Executive Produced by Jody Smith, Studio71 UK Creative Director and Tom Payne, Head of Content. Sarah Asante is the Commissioning Editor for the BBC.