In the midst of the aftermath of a gruesome war, would death and destruction be the only consequence of it? With an actively developing production, Bad Wolf’s Kate Crowther and Jane Tranter present before you, a fresh take on the post war Britain that is immersed in moral dread and scandalous events in the upcoming TV series titled ‘Dope Girls’. A production team comprising of Kate Crowther, Jane Tranter, Michael Lesslie, Charlotte Moore, Rebecca Ferguson and Ado Yoshizako Cassuto besides Polly Stenham and Alex Warren (writers) , is rumored to take up this upcoming series. ‘Dope Girls’ will showcase another side to post war stories of Britain narrating its affairs surrounding drug use.
Set in the years following the end of the First World War, ‘Dope Girls’ will feature some of the major incidents that were direct consequences of Britain’s drug cartel. Accounts of the highly talked about death of Billie Carleton, a musical actress, and people such as Brilliant Chang a restaurant proprietor and Edgar Manning a jazz drummer who had a huge role in the industry, is believed to be included in the plot of the series.
What’s the update?
According to our sources, the casting of the series is still under progress. Yet, the series is expected to begin shooting by next month in Wales, United Kingdom.
Xiao Tang and Matthew James Morgan will also be joining the crew as writers for the TV series. The series will potentially air in BBC, one of Britain’s popular broadcasters.
Post World War I Britain
With people eager to celebrate their long time repression and suffering during the war, Britain after the first World War, saw both prosperity and decline with the latter surpassing the former. Jazz made its way to the country revolutionizing music as we know it, while people struggled with employment and successful trades. A direct consequence of Britain’s fragile disposition was the growing drug use. Hedonism and desperation swayed the minds of many as the country struggled to return to its former glory.
‘Dope Girls’ will focus on this side of Britain and the possible causes for it. Billie Carleton’s death in 1918, at the age of 22, sparked a huge wave of media attention as it revealed the intensity of drug usage, primarily morphine and cocaine in the country. Watching how these matters unfold and how the country handled the issue will be as informative as it is compelling and with the impressive productions put forth by Bad Wolf productions standing as the testimony of their quality, viewers are expecting ‘Dope Girls’ to be an enthralling entertainer.