HBO has released the official trailer for "I May Destroy You" its hotly-anticipated topical new TV series from Michaela Coel, the BAFTA-winning creator of “Chewing Gum.” Coel executive produces, writes, co-directs and stars in the series, which the network promises will be bold and candid, exploring the question of sexual consent in the present day given how much the landscape of dating and relationships has changed.
Previously titled “January 22nd,” the official synopsis for “I May Destroy You” reads: “Set in London, where gratification is only an app away, the story centers on Arabella (Coel), a carefree, self-assured Londoner with a group of great friends, a boyfriend in Italy, and a burgeoning writing career. But when her drink is spiked, she must question and rebuild every element of her life.”
In addition to Coel, the main cast for “I May Destroy You” also includes Weruche Opia (“Inside No9”) and Paapa Essiedu (“Kiri”), who play Arabella’s best friends Terry Pratchard and Kwame Acheamong, each of them with their own life struggles.
The series, with 12 half-hour episodes, is set to debut on HBO on Sunday, June 7 at 10:30 p.m.
Check out the official trailer: