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'Superhoe': cast, plot and everything we know about the new BBC3 drama

Sasha (NICOLE LECKY) in Superhoe
Nicole Lecky as Sasha in 'Superhoe'. (Image credit: BBC/Bonafide)

Superhoe is a ground-breaking new BBC3 drama, adapted from Nicôle Lecky’s critically acclaimed Royal Court play.

The six-part series will have an original soundtrack performed by Lecky, who also plays the leading role of Sasha Clayton, a 25-year-old wannabe singer, and rapper with big dreams of becoming a major recording artist. But right now, her life is far from the glamorous or exciting high life and she soon finds herself struggling to escape the harsh world of social media influencing once she’s kicked out of her family home.

Nicôle Lecky said: "Superhoe started as a one woman play and I had such a joy creating the world and performing these characters. Working with Shaheen Baig and the team to bring them to life on screen has been a dream. I cannot wait for everyone to see our super talented cast and live every moment with Sasha and them."

'Superhoe' release date

There is currently no release date announced for Superhoe yet.

What is 'Superhoe' about?

Partly told through the songs she makes, Superhoe focuses on 25-year-old Sasha Clayton, wanting to make it big as a major recording artist. However, she’s currently a bedroom artist, where she spends her days smoking weed, stalking her ex-boyfriend (played by Jordan Duvigneau) on Instagram, and avoiding her mum (Jessica Hynes), step-dad (Paul Kaye) and sister Megan (Mia Jenkins).

But her world is turned upside down when she is kicked out of her family home and is forced to fend for herself. She starts by sofa-surfing with local dealer Saleem (Mohammad Dalmar), but when she moves in with party girl Carly (Lara Peake), she’s introduced to the thrilling world of social media influencing. Problems soon arise for Sasha as the gap between her online presence and her singing dreams become bigger and she finds herself struggling to escape a world that is “more complex and darker than she could have imagined.”

Who will be in Superhoe?

Acting alongside Lecky are Lara Peake (Brave New World), Jessica Hynes (Years and Years), Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones), Mia Jenkins (Hanna), Jordan Duvigneau (My Mum Tracy Beaker), Flo Wilson (Death In Paradise), Jordan Myrie (Stephen), Jason York (Sliced), Chantelle Alle (Vera, We Are Lady Parts), Ebony Aboagye (The Lost Girls) and Mohammad Dalmar makes his debut TV role in this series.

Is there a trailer?

There’s no trailer out yet for Superhoe, but we’ll update this guide as soon as one has been released.

Grace Morris

Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides for must-watch shows and the latest TV news. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film, and TV grow stronger.


Some of her favourite TV shows are Line of Duty, Fresh Meat, The Great British Bake Off, and Gogglebox. In her spare time, Grace likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series!