BBC Three and BBC Northern Ireland have co-commissioned a glamorous new series, Made Up In Belfast which follows the lives of the charismatic young team behind a local cosmetics brand.
This 10 part series made by Afro-Mic Productions goes behind the glitz and glamour of the cosmetics industry, to focus on the employees of a Belfast-based company who are chasing their dreams and building their lives - one makeup palette at a time.
The series invites viewers into the lives of these fun-loving and inspiring young people as they work in the high-pressured head office, the lively warehouse and the customer-facing stores.
It follows the cast as their lives entwine both in and out of work and the relationship they have with inspiring boss Brendan, revealing the not-so-luxurious hard work that goes on behind-the-scenes in the beauty industry.
Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three says: “Made Up In Belfast is the next brilliant series for BBC Three borne from our incredibly fruitful creative partnership with BBC Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen. After tractors and cosplay we’re looking forward to digging into the world of cosmetics and meeting the young team striving for success in the beauty industry.”
Eddie Doyle, Head of Commissioning at BBC Northern Ireland says: “Our partnership with BBC Three and Northern Ireland Screen has already produced some fantastic local content for audiences around the UK. We are delighted to announce Made Up In Belfast as the latest venture with Afro-Mic Productions and this 10 part series showcases a group of young and vibrant people offering a unique insight into their lives in Northern Ireland.”
Emma-Rosa Dias, Managing Director of Afro-Mic Productions says: “I’m so proud to be bringing such an inspirational, energetic slice of Northern Ireland to BBC Three. Our cast are so full of life and ambition...
"Northern Ireland has changed a lot since I was in my 20’s – there’s more opportunity, more acceptance and there’s a buzz about the place. I’m excited to showcase this new generation from Northern Ireland as they work hard and play hard to navigate life’s twists and turns.”
Made Up In Belfast begins Wednesday 12th April at 8pm on BBC Three.