Having impressed readers with her debut novel Love in Colour: Mythical Tales from Around the Word, Retold writer Bolu Babalola has announced she is turning her talents to TV with a pilot airing on Channel 4 about four young black British friends in early adulthood.
At Your Big Age will follow Sade (Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo), a woman in her mid-twenties as she navigates adulthood and its many, many, many pitfalls with best friend Dela (Rachael Ofori), Tayo (CJ Beckford) and Zeke (Michael Workeye) who Sade has been harbouring a crush on for a while.
Babalola said: “It’s been a great joy to develop these characters and this world over the years, and I am so thrilled that a place that has housed so many of my favourite shows has chosen to help me share it.”
Fiona McDermott, head of comedy at Channel 4 praised Babalola’s “funny, contemporary, and surprising characters that have a deliciously moreish, comic energy.”
David Simpson, head of comedy at Tiger Aspect said: “Bolu’s writing is funny, nuanced and wonderfully well observed and she has created a set of characters and a friendship at the heart of this that audiences are going to adore.”
We can’t wait to see the show!