BBC Comedy has greenlit a second series of the widely acclaimed half-hour dramedy “Dreaming Whilst Black,” a move celebrated by industry insiders after the show’s initial success, which earned it nominations at the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards and the NAACP Image Awards.

The upcoming season, set to begin filming later this year in the UK, will once again feature the return of Adjani Salmon, a BAFTA Award-winning co-creator and co-writer known for his role in “Chivalry.”

Loosely inspired by real-life events, “Dreaming Whilst Black” narrates the tale of Kwabena (Salmon), an aspiring filmmaker trapped in a mundane recruitment job. As he takes the first strides towards realizing his dreams, he grapples with the challenges of managing finances, love, and his own perception of reality. The series, adapted from the web series and the BBC pilot of the same name produced by Big Deal Films, earned Salmon the 2022 BAFTA for Emerging Talent: Fiction and Screen International Star of Tomorrow. Additionally, Salmon and the show received recognition in the UK, with Salmon securing the 2022 Breakthrough Award from The Royal Television Society and series nominations in the International Emmys and the Broadcast Awards.

Adjani Salmon says: “The response to Dreaming Whilst Black has been overwhelmingly loving, raucous and humbling. I’m blessed that we have a chance to entertain da peopledem again. Like season one, our goal is to end up being shared in the Aunties WhatsApp Groups.”

Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy Commissioning at the BBC, says: “Dreaming Whilst Black really resonated with BBC viewers who felt the warmth and humour radiating from Adjani Salmon’s brilliant comic creation. It was a no brainer for us to press go again on this multi-award winning series and we can’t wait to see more.”

Dhanny Joshi, Executive Producer of Big Deal Films says: “Dreaming Whilst Black season one struck a chord with audiences all over, offering a dose of relatable chaos, hard truths and laughs in between. We couldn’t be more excited to go again and give the people what they want – a second season.”

Produced by Big Deal Films and A24 for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer, “Dreaming Whilst Black” (6 x 30’) boasts executive producers Dhanny Joshi, Thomas Stogdon, and Adjani Salmon, with Nicola Gregory as the producer. The original web series was co-written by Adjani Salmon and Ali Hughes and was created by Adjani Salmon, Max Evans, Laura de Sousa Seixas, and Natasha Jatania of 4 Quarters Films. A24 will distribute the series globally.