Fans of Caitlin Moran, stories about sisters, economic diversity on TV, and humor in general now have cause to rejoice.
Raised by Wolves, written by the author of the best-selling laugh-out-loud manifesto How to Be a Woman and her sister Caroline Moran, has been picked up for a series order based on the popularity of its pilot, which was released late last year. The show will air on channel 4 in the UK.
The show focuses on the sisters’ home-schooled childhood during the 1980s in the impoverished Midlands. Helen Monks and Alex Davies play the two oldest sisters in a rowdy, overcrowded home.
“We think this is a tale worth telling and we hope it resonates with people,” said a Channel 4 spokesman. “There is a sense of [Moran’s] character being quite precious, but also isolated as well. She sees children coming back from school and feels a bit lonely.”
He added, “Caitlin’s so busy and she’s got to write it. We are expecting the scripts to arrive at the end of this year and it will probably air next year.”
You can see the Raised by Wolves pilot here: