The hit HBO comedy I May Destroy You was ignored by the Golden Globes Sunday, shocking fans. When the SAG Awards were announced today, Michaela Coel’s highly praised drama received recognition, with the actress and creator nominated for Best Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series. With all of the award talk surrounding I May Destroy You, viewers are wondering if the show will be renewed for a second season on HBO.
Michaela Coel developed, wrote, co-directed, and executive produced I May Destroy You, a British drama television series for BBC One and HBO. With a mostly Black British cast, the series is set in London. Coel plays Arabella, a well-known young writer who is trying to reconstruct her life after being raped. The series debuted on HBO on June 7, 2020, and BBC One on June 8, 2020.
What Was there in I May Destroy You Season?
Arabella has a tight deadline to complete her second novel. She decides to take a break by meeting up with pals for a drink. She gets raped in a bar bathroom at some point throughout the night. Arabella walks to the police station, traumatised by the incident. Terry, on the other hand, has a film audition.
Arabella and Terry spend a wild night out in Ostia, Italy, where they encounter local guy Biagio. Arabella develops a friendship with Zain, a fellow writer. He removes the condom without her awareness after they had sex. Meanwhile, Kwame and Damon pay a visit to a Grindr user, and the meeting gets violent after Damon has left.
At a literary event, Arabella exposes Zain’s misdeeds. Kwame reports his assault to the police, but he is dismissed. Arabella joins a support group led by Theodora, a classmate of Arabella’s and Terry’s. In a flashback to the mid-2000s, Theo accuses Ryan of rape, but Arabella and Terry show the instructors proof that her claim isn’t totally accurate.
Arabella becomes a vegan brand’s influencer and throws Terry a birthday party. She tries to pair Kwame up with another man at the party by locking them in her room. Theo and Terry have a tense relationship. Arabella pays a surprise visit to Biagio once the police inquiry is over, but he refuses to meet her. Kwame gets up with a lady (Nilufer), but things go wrong when he admits he’s gay.
What is the Update About I May Destroy You Season 2?
In an interview with Vulture in August, Coel revealed that her programme wasn’t always meant for HBO. When the producer of I May Destroy You was pitching her programme in 2017, she was offered $1 million by another streaming behemoth, Netflix, but she turned it down since the contract wouldn’t enable her to keep any of the copyright on the show. Coel previously collaborated with the streamer on projects such as Chewing Gum, Been So Long, and Black Mirror, but she moved to BBC/HBO and brought I May Destroy You with her.
The series was notably rejected during the latest Golden Globes nominations, with fans and reviewers calling it a “utter tragedy” and “bewildering” choice not to nominate it in any categories. Deborah Copaken, the author of Emily in Paris, was among those who expressed dissatisfaction, despite the fact that her own production received nominations. “Am I thrilled now that Emily in Paris has been nominated?” she said. “Yes. Yes, of course. I’ve never been anywhere near a Golden Globe statue, much less been nominated for one.
“However, my joy has been tempered by my wrath over Coel’s rejection. It’s not just bad, but it’s what’s wrong with everything that I May Destroy You didn’t win a Golden Globe nomination.”
Who All Are In The Cast?
Michaela Coel played the role of Arabella Essiedu, who is a writer
Michaela Ewuraba Boakye-Collinson is a Ghanaian actress. grew up in the East End of London. Her parents are both Ghanaians. She and her sister grew raised with their mother in East London, especially Hackney and Tower Hamlets. She went to Catholic schools in East London and has claimed that she harassed other students in elementary school as a result of her isolation as the only black student in her class. Her seclusion did not last through her senior school years at a comprehensive school.
Weruche Opia played the role of Terry Pratchard who is Arabella’s best friend and a struggling actor
Opia was born in Nigeria and moved to the United Kingdom when she was 13 years old. Ruth Benamaisia Opia, a renowned Nigerian broadcaster and television personality, is her father, an author and professor of social sciences. Opia graduated from the University of the West of England in Bristol with a degree in theatre and sociology.
Paapa Essiedu played the role of Kwame, Arabella’s best friend
Essiedu, who was born in 1990, grew up in East London with his mother, a fashion and design teacher. His parents are Ghanaians, and he has a half-brother and half-sister. Despite being involved in sports teams and theatrical plays, his dream as he got older was to become a doctor. When Essiedu was admitted into the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he met and worked with Michaela Coel, he got increasingly concerned with Shakespeare. Mark Rylance, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Simon Russell Beale, David Thewlis, and Gary Oldman are among his favourite actors.
Stephen Wight played the role of Ben, Arabella’s flatmate
Wight’s first appearance on television was in the 2003 episode of Casualty, when he had a tiny role. He is well recognised for his appearance in Diamond Geezer as Phil to David Jason’s Des (Granada television series from March 2005). Wight had previously starred in a 2003 episode of A Touch of Frost, as Ritchie Mason in Another Life, and this was her second time working with Jason.
In Series 2 Episode 3 of the BBC TV drama Coming of Age, he played the role Horace. In 2004, he made his National Theatre debut in a re-cast staging of Sing Yer Heart Out For the Lads at the Cottesloe. He also played Felix in the television series Hex.
While it appears that I May Destroy You will not be renewed by HBO, the show’s legacy will undoubtedly survive its single season. Paapa Essiedu (Kwame) told The Los Angeles Times, “Hopefully, we’ll come back to this play in 10 years and feel that it’s outmoded and that we’ve grown in our collective knowledge surrounding sex, consent, gender, and race.” I May Destroy You is currently accessible on HBO and HBO Max in its entirety.