“We Are Lady Parts” has been renewed for a second season at Peacock, the NBCUniversal-owned streaming service said Monday.
The six-episode first season of the comedy series that follows an all-female Muslim punk-rock band debuted June 3.
From “Doctor Who” alum Nida Manzoor, “We Are Lady Parts” shows the highs and lows of the band, Lady Parts, as seen through the eyes of Amina Hussain – a geeky microbiology PhD student who’s on the lookout for love and is recruited to be their unlikely lead guitarist, per the show’s official description. Lady Parts’ fierce and enigmatic frontwoman Saira sees something in Amina. However, the other members – taxi-driving drummer Ayesha, cartoon-drawing bassist and backing vocalist Bisma and the band’s wheeler-dealer band manager Momtaz – are not convinced she is right for their band. Amina has never met girls like this before, and she’s soon swept up in their joyful, anarchic energy and punk spirit. But she becomes torn and caught up between two different worlds – that of her more strait-laced university friends led by her bestie Noor and the world of Lady Parts. Will she be the key to the band’s success? And will she finally find a husband?
“We Are Lady Parts” Season 1 stars Anjana Vasan (Amina Hussain), Sarah Kameela Impey (Saira), Juliette Motamed (Ayesha), Faith Omole (Bisma), Lucie Shorthouse (Momtaz), Zaqi Ismail (Ahsan) and Aiysha Hart (Noor).
The first season of the comedy featured original punk songs and cover tracks, written and adapted by Manzoor and her siblings Shez Manzoor, who also scored the show, Sanya Manzoor and Benni Fregin. A soundtrack has been released by NBCUniversal International Studios and Back Lot Music.
“We Are Lady Parts” is written, created and directed by Manzoor, who drew on her own experiences and took inspiration from the rich and diverse cultural collectives and artists in London. Executive producers include Surian Fletcher-Jones, Mark Freeland, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner for Working Title Television (WTTV). John Pocock is a producer. The show was commissioned for Channel 4, where it airs in the UK, by Fiona McDermott, head of comedy, and Laura Riseam, commissioning executive.
“’We Are Lady Parts’ exploded onto our screens and into our hearts with irreverent humor, original storytelling, and boundary-pushing comedy,” Lisa Katz, president of scripted content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said in a statement Monday. “We’re incredibly proud that this fan-favorite series was heralded as groundbreaking for Muslim representation on TV and can’t wait to continue on this journey with visionary creator Nida Manzoor and this beloved ensemble.”
Manzoor added: “I feel so incredibly lucky and excited to have the opportunity to make a second series of ‘We Are Lady Parts.’ I can’t wait to delve back into the world of the band and go deeper into their lives. Expect more high jinks, more music, and more flights of fancy. SPARTA!”
“I’m so proud of ‘We Are Lady Parts’ – for its wit, its inventiveness and its representation – and I’m absolutely thrilled that we’re getting to make another season,” Fletcher-Jones said. “Nida has got so much to say about contemporary life, and she’s found the perfect vehicle with this show to express her unique and inspiring world view. I can’t wait to share Nida’s vision for season two.”