First trailer released for sensual new Sky original drama Little Birds, coming to Sky and NOW TV on 4 August

Friday 26 June 2020

Today, the first trailer has been released for the bold and gripping Sky original Little Birds, brought to screens by BAFTA-nominated Warp Films (The Virtues) and starring Juno Temple, Yumna Marwan, Hugh Skinner, Nina Sosanya, David Costabile, Raphael Acloque, Rossy de Palma and Amy Landecker. All episodes of the brand new drama series will be available on Sky and NOW TV from 4 August.

Little Birds springboards from the erotic vignettes of Anais Nin into the Tangier International Zone of the 1950s. We arrive there with New York heiress Lucy Savage (Juno Temple) fresh off the transatlantic steamer and ready for love and marriage in exotic climes. But when her husband Hugo (Hugh Skinner) does not greet her in the way she expected, she spins off into the surprising, diverse and degenerate world of Tangier in 1955.

Period drama about an ingénue abroad this is not. Instead, Sky original Little Birds is a contemporary and daring tale of a woman losing and then finding herself down a mesmerising rabbit hole. What Lucy discovers is a world in flux, a country quivering on the cusp of independence, populated by a myriad of characters including a scandalous dominatrix, Cherifa Lamor (Yumna Marwan) who particularly captures Lucy’s imagination.

Hugh Skinner and Juno Temple in Little Birds

A bold and subversive re-invention of melodrama for modern times, Little Birds takes the audience and all the characters on a witty, moving and distinctly provocative journey towards freedom and independence.

Cameron Roach, Director of Drama at Sky, said: “Little Birds is an utterly unique and original series. Today’s trailer demonstrates not only an astonishing visual ambition but also announces the series as an audacious signature piece in our portfolio. We’re incredibly proud to bring this experiential contemporary take on 1950s Tangier to our customers and leave them with a feeling of intrigue, and a desire to live their life their way!”

All available images for Little Birds can be found on SEAC here: https://seac.bskyb.com/.

Little Birds is distributed internationally by ITV Studios.

We’re incredibly proud to bring this experiential contemporary take on 1950s Tangier to our customers and leave them with a feeling of intrigue, and a desire to live their life their way!”

Cameron Roach


Director of Drama at Sky

For further information, please contact:

katy.sykes@premiercomms.com 07718 236 827

calum.mcgarry@premiercomms.com 07583 007 854

sj.peyton@premiercomms.com 07808 640 175

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