Riz Ahmed collaborates with BBC for 'Englistan'

Englistan, written by Ahmed, is a nine-part series telling the story of three generations of a British-Pakistani family, following them as they pursue their dreams over four tumultuous decades, navigating shifting circumstances and evolving loyalties

Riz Ahmed of Britain poses for pictures during a presentation of Shooting Stars, a selection of upcoming actors, at the 62th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 13, 2012.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY  - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) *** Local Caption ***  TPE18_GERMANY-FILM-_0213_11.JPG

Emmy Award-winning British Pakistani actor and rapper Riz Ahmed has collaborated with the BBC for the TV series titled Englistan.
Englistan, written by Ahmed, is a nine-part series telling the story of three generations of a British-Pakistani family, following them as they pursue their dreams over four tumultuous decades, navigating shifting circumstances and evolving loyalties. 
"I'm excited to be working with BBC Studios executive producer Esther Springer and all the team at BBC Studios. Englistan is an untold British story with universal themes and resonance. It's the story I always wanted to tell, and it's a privilege to have the opportunity to do so," said Ahmed.
BBC Drama controller Piers Wenger said: "Set against the familiar backdrop of the late 20th century but from a point of view which feels entirely new, Englistan is the story of the birth of multicultural Britain as seen from the inside. We are honoured to be working with Riz on this epic, deeply personal story."
In 2016, Ahmed said that he hoped to direct as "much as possible" of his drama, following up on his debut short film, Daytimer, which premiered at the Sundance festival in 2015, but added that he didn't intend to cast himself.

_________________

Read more:

_________________

EDITOR'S PICKS
NEWSLETTERS
Sign up to:

* Please select one