The short-form drama series for BBC Three is being produced by Kay Mellor’s production company, Rollem.
“I am so excited and thrilled that Overshadowed has been commissioned for BBC Three. It is such an important, modern story of our times, told in an innovative and exiting way by two young people. It has long been a dream of mine to be able to help give a voice to new writers and I am delighted to be championing Eva O’Connor and Hildegard Ryan who have something really important to say.” – Kay Mellor, Executive Producer
The story is based on Eva O’Connor’s award winning play, Overshadowed which tells the tale of a young Irish vlogger called Imogene – played in the beeb show by Michelle Fox – whose life spirals out of control when she meets the monster of anorexia personified
Starring a host of fresh new talent, this compelling, haunting and funny series has been written by Irish television newcomers Eva O’Connor & Hildegard Ryan.
Shot in an innovative new format, Overshadowed tells Imogene’s story through a series of vlogs. All 8 episodes are told from Imo’s point of view, giving a unique documentary-style insight in to teenage life and her increasingly fragile mental state.
Imo used to be sparkly, vivacious and outgoing. Recently however she’s becoming withdrawn, gaunt and obsessed with exercise. The reason? Her new ‘best friend’. She’s casting a dark shadow over Imo’s life and won’t rest until Imo is a shadow of her former self.
“Overshadowed is an incredibly exciting piece that showcases BBC Three’s ambition to support young talent telling stories that matter. This is an important subject told from a compelling and unflinchingly honest perspective by the brilliant Eva and Hildegard and, with the support and experience of the wonderful Kay Mellor and Sian Palfrey, this is going to be a very special piece for the BBC Three audience.” – Elizabeth Kilgarriff, Independent Commissioning Editor for BBC Drama
Overshadowed will be produced in eight ten minute episodes for BBC Three.