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BBC Comedy have picked up a second series of the critically acclaimed half-hour comedy drama Dreaming Whilst Black, which garnered industry praise for its first series including nominations from the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards and the NAACP Image Awards.

Featuring returning star and BAFTA Award winning co-creator and co-writer Adjani Salmon (Chivalry), series two will commence filming later this year in the UK. 


Loosely inspired by real-life events, Dreaming Whilst Black tells the story of Kwabena (Salmon), an aspiring filmmaker stuck in a dead-end recruitment job who takes the first step toward achieving his dream.

Along the way, he is quickly confronted with the tribulations of balancing finances, love, and his own sense of reality. The series was adapted from the web series and acclaimed Big Deal Films-produced BBC pilot of the same name, which earned Salmon the 2022 BAFTA for Emerging Talent: Fiction and Screen International Star of Tomorrow. 

The show and Salmon have secured additional award recognition within the UK, including The Royal Television Society's 2022 Breakthrough Award win for Salmon and series nominations in the International Emmys and the Broadcast Awards.


Adjani Salmon says: “The response to Dreaming Whilst Black has been overwhelmingly loving, raucous and humbling. I’m blessed that we have a chance to entertain da peopledem again. Like season one, our goal is to end up being shared in the Aunties WhatsApp Groups.”


Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy Commissioning at the BBC, says: “Dreaming Whilst Black really resonated with BBC viewers who felt the warmth and humour radiating from Adjani Salmon’s brilliant comic creation. It was a no brainer for us to press go again on this multi-award winning series and we can’t wait to see more.”


Dhanny Joshi, Executive Producer of Big Deal Films says: “Dreaming Whilst Black season one struck a chord with audiences all over, offering a dose of relatable chaos, hard truths and laughs in between. We couldn't be more excited to go again and give the people what they want – a second season.”


Dreaming Whilst Black (6 x 30’) is Big Deal Films and A24 production for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.

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