Sid Gentle & BBC Studios strike co-production deal for Cash Carraway series, starring Daisy May Cooper

HBO has boarded BBC1’s Rain Dogs, Sid Gentle’s eight-part series by writer Cash Carraway.

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Cash Carraway. Photo: Jonathan Ford

The US broadcaster is to co-produce the drama which stars Daisy May Cooper as a single mother struggling to raise her daughter while living in poverty, unveiled as part of a six-strong scripted slate by outgoing director of drama in May.

HBO executive vice president Amy Gravitt said the powerful show explores “intense friendship, intense circumstances, and the intense love of a mother for her daughter.”

BBCS managing director of scripted Mark Linsey added: “Daisy May Cooper is a unique talent and coupled with Cash Carraway’s equally unique voice needs to be heard by as wide an audience as possible.”

Rain Dogs was commissioned by Wenger, and BBC chief content officer Charlotte Moore.

The exec producers are Sid Gentle founder and chief executive Sally Woodward Gentle (Killing Eve) and managing director Lee Morris, alongside the BBC’s Jo McClellan.

Carraway is the writer and executive producer, represented by Curtis Brown Group. The producer is Ciara Mcllvenny and Sid Gentle’s head of development, Henrietta Colvin, co-produces.

The lead director is Richard Laxton (Mum, Him & Her) with Jennifer Perrott (Gentleman Jack).

BBCS brokered the deal with HBO in partnership with Sid Gentle.