Kate Winslet will star in I Am, Channel 4’s award-winning female-led drama anthology series, in the first feature-length episode.
I Am Ruth, in which the Oscar winner will feature alongside her daughter Mia Threapleton, will begin filming at the end of April. Three new episodes will be named after their principal characters, as in the previous two series, with more cast and plot details to come.
The stories for each film were devised in a creative partnership with the starring actors, with semi-improvised language, and directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Dominic Savage (The Escape). The series of separate single videos highlights women’s experiences in emotionally raw, thought-provoking, and personal situations.
The season has built on its great start in 2019, when it became Channel 4’s most successful new ten-o’clock drama in six years. Vicky McClure (I Am Nicola), Gemma Chan (I Am Hannah), and Samantha Morton (I Am Kirsty), who was nominated for a BAFTA for her portrayal, were among the cast members for the first series.
Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack), who was also nominated for a BAFTA for I Am Victoria, Letitia Wright (Black Panther, Top Boy) for I Am Danielle, and Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) for I Am Maria starred in the second series.
Me+You Productions is behind I Am. Richard Yee and Dominic Savage serve as executive producers, with Caroline Hollick and Gemma Boswell of Channel 4 overseeing the project. Krishnendu Majumdar and Josh Hyams, co-founders of Me+You, are producing the series. I Am is co-financed by Sky Studios, with NBCU Global Distribution handling worldwide distribution.