Sophie Willan’s Alma’s Not Normal is set to return to BBC Two for a second series.
Created, written by, starring and Executive Produced by Sophie Willan, Expectation’s Alma’s Not Normal centres on Boltonian wild-child, Alma Nuthall and her family of eccentric, unruly women and was the creation of Willan in 2018 when she was inaugural winner of the BBC’s Caroline Aherne Bursary Award.
Speaking on the returning series, Sophie Willan said: “I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to the show – people seem to really love and relate to the Nuthalls which means a lot and to get the chance to continue that story is beyond what I could have hoped for. I’m thrilled to get back in the writing room to see where Alma’s journey takes us next.”
Executive Producer and Expectation’s Creative Director, Scripted, Nerys Evans says: “Sophie Willan is one of the most naturally gifted comedy writers I’ve had the pleasure of working with. It’s been so wonderful seeing the response to Almas not Normal. Viewers have connected so instantly to Sophie’s characters. Like everyone else, I can’t wait to see what Alma and her brilliant family do next.”
Jon Petrie, BBC Director of Comedy Commissioning, says: “We couldn’t be prouder to commission the Award-winning Alma’s Not Normal for a second series. It’s a privilege to work with Sophie and her brilliantly bold and original comedy brain. Sophie embodies everything that you can achieve with the unique opportunities BBC Comedy can offer exciting new voices.”
Alma’s Not Normal is an Expectation production for BBC Two, written and Executive Produced by Sophie Willan. It is commissioned by Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy Commissioning. The Executive Producer for Expectation is Nerys Evans and the Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Tanya Qureshi.
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