BBC Two has ordered a three-part drama serial about the Bloomsbury group titled Life In Squares, which hails from BAFTA winner Amanda Coe, Ecosse Films and Tiger Aspect Productions.
Life In Squares tells the story of the Bloomsbury group over 40 years, from the death of Queen Victoria to the Second World War, as they attempted to forge a life free from the constraints of the past. Their pursuit of freedom and beauty was always passionate, often impossible and ultimately devastating, yet their legacy is still felt today.
The three-parter is being written by Amanda Coe and directed by Simon Kaijser, whose previous credits include Wipe Their Tears Without Gloves. Ecosse Films are producing in association with Tiger Aspect Production with Lucy Richer, Lucy Bedford and Douglas Rae serving as executive producers. Rhonda Smith is set to produce. Casting is currently underway, with production set to commence this Summer.
“The legacy of the Bloomsbury set resonates to this day and I’m delighted that such an incredibly talented team are bringing them alive for a modern audience on BBC Two”. said BBC Two Controller Kim Shillinglaw, who commissioned the drama alongside the BBC’s Controller of Drama Commissioning Ben Stephenson.