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BBC America orders disability series

BBC America has commissioned a series that aims to challenge perceptions of disability.

Sarah Barnett

Disability Monologues (6×15’, working title) will portray the experiences of people with disabilities over the last 50 years in the UK through fictional monologues. Entirely written, directed and performed by disabled people, the show will premiere on BBC America later this year

Created by Mat Fraser and coproduced by BBC America and BBC Studios’ Documentary Unit, Disability Monologues will be executive produced by Fraser alongside Jackie Hagan, Jack Thorne, Genevieve Barr, Tom Wentworth and Matilda Ibini.

Sarah Barnett, president of AMC Networks, which jointly owns BBC America with BBC Studios, said: “Disability is not talked about enough in the conversation of inclusion in film and television.

“This shortform series joins a stellar group of shows we’ve aired with experimental, creative formats, like the GLAAD Media Award-nominated Queers, Snatches: Moments from Women’s Lives and the Emmy Award-winning State of the Union.”

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