Make Me Famous: New drama explores the consequences of fast fame on reality TV contestants

Make Me Famous Reggie Yates's new drama explores the consequences of fast fame on reality TV contestants

MAKE ME FAMOUS 17th June 6am, BBC Three


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Tom Brittney, Amanda Abbington, Aiysha Hart, Nina Sosanya, Emma Rigby, Trieve Blackwood-Cambridge and Tilly Keeper star in Make Me Famous, a new 60- minute drama written by Reggie Yates, which explores the impact and consequences of fast fame on reality TV contestants.

When Billy (Tom Brittney) succeeds in impressing the producers of a fictional constructed-reality show, he believes his life is set to change forever.

A year after the show has aired, while some of Billy’s co-stars’ careers are thriving, Billy struggles to balance the afterglow of fame, social media and tabloid kiss & tells, and the resulting assumptions people have made about his character - forcing deep vulnerabilities to the surface.

Can Billy escape the reputation that now precedes him?

Produced by Expectation, Make Me Famous is the latest in BBC Three’s strong heritage of highly acclaimed single dramas, which sensitively explore current social issues that affect young audiences.

Written by Reggie Yates
Directed by Peter King
Produced by Margaret Conway
Executive Producers are Colin Barr & Susan Horth for Expectation
Commissioned for BBC Three by Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three, and Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries
Make Me Famous is distributed by BBC Studios

Source BBC Three

June 11, 2020 5:10am ET by BBC Three  


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