Am I Being Unreasonable? — new air date, plot, cast, trailer and everything we know

Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli as Nic and Jen
Am I Being Unreasonable? stars Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli. (Image credit: BBC/Boffola Pictures/Lookout Point/James Pardon)

Am I Being Unreasonable? is a comedy thriller written by and starring Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli.

BAFTA award-winning actress and writer Daisy May Cooper is best known for her role as Kerry Mucklowe in This Country, which she also co-created and co-wrote with her brother, Charlie Cooper. She collected numerous awards for both her acting and writing of the comedy series and was recently seen in the BBC sitcom The Witchfinder.

This time she’s partnered up with real-life best friend Selin Hizli (Land Girls, Grantchester) in this female-fronted upcoming series, which tells the story of their characters' budding friendship.

Talking about how Am I Being Unreasonable? originated Daisy said: "For me I always wanted to write something with Selin because I think she’s the most talented person I’ve ever met, I mean second to me, I am massively talented (laughs) but there’s nobody else who makes me laugh like her. 

"There’s nobody on this planet who makes me laugh like her and during lockdown I’d been avoiding her for a long time, weirdly I wanted to avoid everyone."

Here’s everything we know about Am I Being Unreasonable?...

Am I Being Unreasonable? release date

Am I Being Unreasonable? was due to air on Friday, September, 16, but the BBC has now postponed it until Friday, September 23 at 9.50pm on BBC One. 

There is currently no news on a US release date yet.

Am I Being Unreasonable? cast

Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli, who play best friends Nic and Jen, will be leading a star-studded cast of: Lenny Rush as Nic's son, Ollie, Dustin Demri-Burns as Dan, Amanda Wilkin as Suzie, David Fynn as Alex, Karla Crome as Lucy and Ruben Catt as Jen's son, Harry. Also joining them are Jessica Hynes and Juliet Cowan.

Am I Being Unreasonable? plot 

As told by the BBC, the six episode series sees: “Nic (Daisy May Cooper) grieving a loss that she can’t share with anyone whilst stuck in a depressing marriage. Only her son, Ollie (Lenny Rush) who she adores, keeps her going. But when Jen (Selin Hizli) arrives in town her life is lit up with laughter and through this kindred soul her dark secret starts to bubble up.”

Ollie also sparks up a friendship with Jen’s son, Harry, while we discover female friendship at its naughtiest and most exciting as the two mums experience marital angst, maternal paranoia, oh and a dead cat!


Selin Hizli as Jen and Daisy May Cooper as Nic. (Image credit: Boffola Pictures/Ben Meadows)

Is there a trailer?

You can watch the trailer below where Nic confesses that the one thing she's lacking in her life is real connection while she wallows in her depressing marriage — that's until her life is changed when she meets her new best friend Jen.

Grace Morris
Staff Writer

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