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‘We Are Lady Parts’ Creator Nida Manzoor On Working With Malala Yousafzai & Meera Syal In Season Two Of Her Punk Comedy And Plans To Write An “Alt Bond” Spy Movie

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EXCLUSIVE: The second season of We Are Lady Parts has dropped to acclaim on both sides of the pond and now Nida Manzoor, its creator, writer and director is back at her laptop working up projects including an ‘alt Bond’ spy movie.

Manzoor speaks to Deadline soon after the season two launch of We Are Lady Parts, the punk comedy-drama, which has struck a chord with critics as well as viewers on Channel 4 in the UK and Peacock in the U.S.

Season two follows the titular punk band as they gain some recognition and navigate the choppy waters of the music business, meeting some of its sharks along the way.

They also have to contend with competition from Gen-Z upstart band, Second Wife. The sophomore run sees each member of the band grappling with different issues, with comedic and dramatic consequences in equal measure: Amina (Anjana Vasan) moves from people-pleaser into her villain era; Ayesha (Juliette Motamed) is dealing with whether she should come out; Saira (Sara Kameela Impey) is struggling with the direction the band; Bisma (Faith Omole) is grappling with her identity and motherhood, and band manager Momtaz (Lucie Shorthouse) is hustling to get the money together for studio time. Malala Made Me Do It Highlights of season two include an appearance from human rights icon Malala Yuosafzai and a guest starring role for British actress Meera Syal.

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