|Based on||Little Birds|
by Anais Nin
|Developed by||Sophia Al Maria|
|Directed by||Stacie Passon|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||49–50 minutes|
|Production company||Warp Films|
|Distributor||ITV Studios Global Entertainment|
|Original network||Sky Atlantic|
|Original release||4 August –|
1 September 2020
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. 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 in Andalucia with studio elements in Manchester.
The series made its US premiere on the Starz channel on 6 June 2021.
Little Birds is set in Tangier International Zone in 1955, one of the last outposts of colonial decadence, and a culture shock in more ways than one for 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
- Juno Temple as Lucy Savage Cavendish-Smyth
- Yumna Marwan as Cherifa Lamour
- Hugh Skinner as Hugo Cavendish-Smyth
- Raphael Acloque as Adham Abaza
- Rossy de Palma as Contessa Mandrax
- Nina Sosanya as Lili von X
- Matt Lauria as Bill
- Kamel Labroudi as Leo
- Amy Landecker as Vanessa Savage
- Jean-Marc Barr as Secretary Pierre Vaney
- David Costabile as Grant Savage
- Alexander Albrecht as Frederic
- Fady Elsayed as Aziz
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date ||U.K. viewers|
|1||"Episode 1"||Stacie Passon||Sophia Al Maria||4 August 2020||N/A|
|2||"Episode 2"||Stacie Passon||Sophia Al Maria||4 August 2020||N/A|
|3||"Episode 3"||Stacie Passon||Sophia Al Maria||11 August 2020||N/A|
|4||"Episode 4"||Stacie Passon||Sophia Al Maria||18 August 2020||N/A|
|5||"Episode 5"||Stacie Passon||Sophia Al Maria & Stacey Gregg||25 August 2020||N/A|
|6||"Episode 6"||Stacie Passon||Ruth McCance||1 September 2020||N/A|
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 produced the series. The series aired on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom and Sky in Spain. In April 2019, Hugh Skinner, Jean-Marc Barr, Rossy de Palma and Nina Sosanya joined the cast of the series. In June 2019, Dave Constabile, Amy Landecker and Matt Lauria joined the cast of the series. Anne Nikitin composed the series score.
- 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.
- 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.
- "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.
- White, Peter (13 June 2019). "'Little Birds': David Costabile, Amy Landecker & Matt Lauria Join Sky Atlantic Period Drama". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
- "Anne Nikitin to Score Sky's 'Little Birds'". FilmMusicReporter. 24 February 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
- Goundry, Nick (26 March 2019). "Little Birds starts filming for Sky". The Knowledge Online. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
- Abbatescianni, Davide (4 April 2019). "Sky Atlantic's Little Birds starts filming in Spain". Cineuropa. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
- "Little Birds wraps filming in Spain and Manchester". KFTV.com. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2020.