Little Birds (TV series)

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Little Birds
Little Birds TV title card.png
GenreDrama
Based onLittle Birds
by Anais Nin
Developed bySophia Al Maria
Written by
  • Sophia Al Maria
  • Stacey Gregg
  • Ruth McCance
Directed byStacie Passon
Starring
ComposerAnne Nikitin
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Ruth McCance
  • Peter Carlton
CinematographyEd Rutherford
EditorCelia Haining
Running time49–50 minutes
Production companyWarp Films
DistributorITV Studios Global Entertainment
Release
Original networkSky Atlantic
Picture format1080p
Audio formatStereo
Original release4 August (2020-08-04) –
1 September 2020 (2020-09-01)
External links
Production website

Little Birds is a British drama television series starring Juno Temple and produced by Warp Films. The six-episode series was released on Sky Atlantic and Now TV on 4 August 2020.[1] In Australia, it is available on Stan.

Inspired by Anaïs Nin's posthumously published 1979 collection of erotic short stories of the same name, Little Birds weaves stories of love and desire together with personal drama and political intrigue, set against a uniquely distinctive backdrop of hedonism and conflict. The series was filmed on location in Andalucia with studio elements in Manchester.

The series made its US premiere on the Starz channel on 6 June 2021.

Premise[edit]

Little Birds is set in Tangier in 1955, in the famous ‘international zone’ – one of the last outposts of colonial decadence, and a culture shock in more ways than one for troubled American debutante Lucy Savage (Juno Temple). Lucy desires an unconventional life free from the societal cage she's been kept in and, along with Tangier itself, finds herself on the cusp of achieving a painful yet necessary independence.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Alexander Albrecht as Frederic

Guest[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [1]U.K. viewers
(millions)
1"Episode 1"Stacie PassonSophia Al Maria4 August 2020 (2020-08-04)N/A
2"Episode 2"Stacie PassonSophia Al Maria4 August 2020 (2020-08-04)N/A
3"Episode 3"Stacie PassonSophia Al Maria11 August 2020 (2020-08-11)N/A
4"Episode 4"Stacie PassonSophia Al Maria18 August 2020 (2020-08-18)N/A
5"Episode 5"Stacie PassonSophia Al Maria & Stacey Gregg25 August 2020 (2020-08-25)N/A
6"Episode 6"Stacie PassonRuth McCance1 September 2020 (2020-09-01)N/A

Production[edit]

In February 2019, it was announced Juno Temple, Yumna Marwan and Raphael Acloque had joined the cast of the series, with Stacie Passon directing from a screenplay by Sophia Al-Maria, Warp Films will produce the series. The series will air on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom and Sky in Spain.[2] In April 2019, Hugh Skinner, Jean-Marc Barr, Rossy De Palma and Nina Sosanya joined the cast of the series.[3] In June 2019, Dave Constabile, Amy Landecker and Matt Lauria joined the cast of the series.[4] Anne Nikitin composed the series score.[5]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began in March 2019.[6] Production on the series took place in Tarifa, Spain and Manchester, England.[7] Production concluded in June 2019.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ling, Thomas (26 June 2020). "Watch the first trailer for Sky drama Little Birds based on erotic short stories". Radio Times. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  2. ^ White, Peter (19 February 2019). "Juno Temple-Fronted Period Drama 'Little Birds' & Sci-Fi Drama 'Intergalactic' Lead Sky Drama Slate". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Hugh Skinner, Rossy De Palma, Nina Sosanya and Jean-Marc Barr join the cast of Little Birds as filming commences on the Sky original production". Sky Atlantic. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  4. ^ White, Peter (13 June 2019). "'Little Birds': David Costabile, Amy Landecker & Matt Lauria Join Sky Atlantic Period Drama". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Anne Nikitin to Score Sky's 'Little Birds'". FilmMusicReporter. 24 February 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  6. ^ Goundry, Nick (26 March 2019). "Little Birds starts filming for Sky". The Knowledge Online. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  7. ^ Abbatescianni, Davide (4 April 2019). "Sky Atlantic's Little Birds starts filming in Spain". Cineuropa. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Little Birds wraps filming in Spain and Manchester". KFTV.com. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2020.

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