Starz announced today that the new six-part limited series Little Birds will premiere Sunday, June 6 at 9PM ET/PT on Starz and across all platforms. The series stars Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Juno Temple (Ted Lasso, Maleficent, Atonement), and Yumna Marwan (The Translator, Tombé du ciel).
Starz also released the official trailer and key art for the upcoming surreal and sultry series. You can check it all out below.
Based on Anaïs Nin’s erotic short stories, Little Birds is directed by Stacie Passon (Starz’s The Serpent Queen, Transparent, Dickinson, Billions), who also executive produced alongside Ruth McCance and Peter Carlton from Warp Films, and is created for television and written by Sophia Al-Maria.
Little Birds follows New York heiress Lucy Savage (Juno Temple) fresh off the transatlantic steamer and ready for love and marriage in exotic climes.
But when her husband Hugo (Hugh Skinner) does not receive her in the way she expected, she spins off into the surprising, diverse and degenerate world of Tangier in 1955.
Period drama about an ingénue abroad this is not. Instead, Little Birds is a modern tale of a woman losing and then finding herself down a mesmerizing rabbit hole.
What Lucy discovers is a world in flux, a country quivering on the cusp of independence, populated by a myriad of characters including a provocative dominatrix, Cherifa Lamor (Yumna Marwan) who particularly captures Lucy’s imagination.
Little Birds is a bold and subversive re-invention of melodrama for our times that takes the audience on a witty, moving and provocative journey towards freedom and independence.
Little Birds is executive produced by Ruth McCance, Peter Carlton (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, The Last Panthers, Submarine) and Mark Herbert (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, This is England, Submarine) for Warp Films and by Kara Manley (A Discovery of Witches, Riviera) and Cameron Roach (A Discovery of Witches, I Hate Suzie), for Sky Studios.
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