A TV series version of the stage production Fix My Brain by up-and-coming creative team Oliver Taylor and Dillon Mapletoft is the latest endeavor for Sex Education producer Eleven.
The duo, working with Eleven, created their two-person comic show while attending college and staged performances under the stage name Two Surnames.
Fix Before the Covid-19 pandemic, My Brain, a study of both depression and dealing with someone who has the illness, played to standing ovations at UK festivals.
Since then, Taylor and Mapletoft’s stock has increased, and their first long-form TV comedy, Everyone Else Burns, will premiere on Channel 4 next month. Everyone Else Burns is produced by Russian Doll creators Jax Media and NBCUniversal International Studios. The irreverent comedy featuring Simon Bird chronicles the daily activities of a religious sect-affiliated household.
In the meantime, several comedy-dramas tackling mental health, depression, and anxiety have debuted to critical acclaim, including Daisy May Cooper’s Am I Being Unreasonable for the BBC and I Hate Suzie for Sky/HBO, starring Billie Piper and Lucy Prebble.
With Eleven Co-Founder Joel Wilson, Fix Eleven Creative Director Carissa Hope Lynch is leading my Brain. A network has not yet been tied to the project, which is still in development.
Hope Lynch stated, “We have had a terrific time growing to this point and are enormous fans of Dillon and Oli.
We have a long history of addressing the mental health issue and want to reach as many people as possible with this.
Eleven, the Sex Education producer sponsored by Sony, is finishing Danny Brocklehurst’s Ten Pound Poms for BBC/Stan and the BBC Three horror Red Rose.
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