Written by and starring Michaela Coel, ‘I May Destroy You’ centres on Arabella, a care-free, self-assured Londoner with a group of great friends, a holiday fling-turned aspirational boyfriend in Italy, and a burgeoning writing career. But when she is spiked with a date-rape drug, she must question and rebuild every element of her life.
Feted as the ‘voice of her generation’, Arabella is highly talented. But, distracted by the pressures of her first triumph, she is struggling to write her second novel and is in danger of becoming destructive and self-absorbed. After being sexually assaulted in a nightclub, her life changes irreversibly and Arabella is forced to reassess everything: her career, her friends, even her family.
As she struggles to come to terms with what has happened, she begins a journey of self-discovery. Often painful, sometimes funny, it leads her to some surprising places – and controversial conclusions.
Catch the superb Adam James as Julian; Arabella’s long suffering, but supportive, literary editor.
‘I May Destroy You’ begins on Monday 8 June on BBC1 & BBC iPlayer.