British-Nigerian Actress, Susan Wokoma Set To Write Her First Feature Film Backed by BBC Films

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Susan Wokoma

You’ll probably recognize Susan Wokoma from the critically-acclaimed Netflix series, Chewing Gum, where she stole the show as Tracy’s (Michaela Coel) eccentric sister, Cynthia, and also as the demon-slaying badass in Crazyhead.

Susan Wokoma
Susan Wokoma in Crazyhead

The award-winning actress who was just cast as a series regular in a new CBS romantic comedy seriesSuper Simple Love Story, a show about “unlikely couples”, is set to write and star in a BBC Films-backed Three Weeks—a rom-com drama about abortion.

Three Weeks is about a woman (Wokoma) who is dumped by her boyfriend. She rebounds into a new relationship only to find she is pregnant by her ex. She decides on abortion and, in the three-week wait for the procedure, has to figure out her life and identity.

In a recent interview, Wokoma made it clear her goal was to put black women at the forefront of everything through her writing.

Susan Wokoma

Although there is no set date for the release of the movie, its entire premise is indeed timely in Hollywood following the anti-abortion laws that have been passed in several of US states this year.

Photography Credits: Twitter | E4

 

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