Jassa has just finished filming in South London on Some Girls, a vibrant new comedy series for BBC Three from Hat Trick Productions. The series consists of six half-hour episodes. It is due to air late summer this year.
"Working alongside fellow up and coming actors as well as established names, on and behind the camera, and with such a hilarious script has been a real privilege. It took several read throughs before I could stop laughing and even then I got caught out a few times on set. Watching the series come to life has been a phenomenal experience. I've learnt so much and I'm incredibly proud to be a part of Some Girls." Jassa.
Some Girls is about the lives and loves of an odd-bod group of 16-year-old school girls who are on the same football team. They live in and out of each others' dramas at school and at home, where they all live on the same grim estate. They struggle against teachers, boys, sex, puberty and gossip - very little of which is about football.
At the heart of the comedy is Viva (Adelayo Adedayo, Skins), whose ambition is to “stay motivated” and become a top child psychologist on Living. In the meantime she’s happy analysing her friends and a certain boy she meets, Rocky (Jassa Ahluwalia). His charisma and cheeky arrogance make him extremely fanciable but he has a history of getting into fights. Despite being a good girl, Viva is very attracted to Rocky, but also finds him a little intimidating.
Viva lives with her Dad Rob (Colin Salmon, Rev, Todd Margaret, James Bond, Resident Evil) who is “hot for an old guy” and her stepmother Anna (Dolly Wells, Spy, Star Stories, Campus), a New Zealander who also happens to be Viva's sadistic PE teacher. Viva is great friends with Holli (Natasha Jonas, Attack the Block) whose entertaining, violent outbursts are legendary. Saz (Mandeep Dhillon, Some Dogs Bite) and Amber (Alice Felgate, The Cabin) complete the gang. They talk about everything from history homework to the weirdness of foreskins to their ambitions in life. They share everything: their clothes, their moods, their secrets and - occasionally - their mothers' tranquillisers.
Some Girls is among the first Comedy Commissions from BBC Three Controller Zai Bennett who comments:
“BBC Three is the channel that breaks new comedy in the UK. Our mission is not only to make our audiences laugh, but also to make them think. We are delighted that Some Girls is joining our already exciting stable of comedy.”
Producer Justin Davies adds:
“Some Girls is laugh out loud, a snapshot of four underdogs. It is an unadulterated celebration of teenage life; messy, sexy and a little bit wrong – but always lots of fun.”
Some Girls is written by Bernadette Davis who co-created and wrote the 1990's hit Game On. It is produced by Justin Davies (Absolutely Fabulous, Beautiful People, Psychoville) and directed by Adam Miller (Mongrels). The Executive Producer is Helen Williams (Spy, The Armstrong & Miller Show, Fonejacker). It is a Hat Trick Production for BBC Three.