Michaela Coel in talks to create second series of award-winning drama I May Destroy You

MICHAELA Coel is in talks with Beeb bosses about making another series of her acclaimed show, I May Destroy You.

The drama was one of the most challenging debuts of last year as it explored different issues surrounding sex in the modern world.

Mega-talented Michaela, 33, is already celebrating after her 12-parter earned her a staggering eight Bafta nominations.

Now she’s got another reason to be cheerful as there’s a high chance the second season of I May Destroy You could be made and broadcast in 2022.

The show, which Michaela wrote, co-directed, and exec produced, earned rave reviews when it first aired on BBC1 in June.

It saw her play Arabella, a young Twitter-star-turned-novelist who gets date raped on a night out.


She decided to make the show after admitting she was inspired by being sexually assaulted while making the E4 comedy Chewing Gum between 2015 and 2017.

Like her character on I May Destroy You, she'd also had her drink spiked and only realised what had happened to her when she experienced flashbacks to the attack.

Michael said she wanted to tackle her past head-on with the drama, adding: "If you are alive to reflect on a dark time, and keep returning there, it means you've survived it and you can keep going there until you've got what you need from returning.

"I think that's what she [Arabella] is doing. And I think that's what I do, too."

Michaela last week came out with a strong response in the wake of allegations of sexual abuse of 20 women by the actor Noel Clarke.

She re-Tweeted the initial story about him, then the next day released a statement saying: "I am here to offer great support for the 20 brave women who have come forward.

"Speaking out about these incidents takes a lot of strength because some call them 'grey areas'. They are however far from grey."

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