‘Little Birds’ trailer: US start date revealed for Anais Nin’s 1950s drama

The TV adaptation of Anais Nin’s Little Birds premieres in the US next month.

Based on Nin’s infamous collection of erotic short stories, Sky’s period drama series is set in Tangier, Morocco in 1955.

English actress Juno Temple (Atonement, Maleficent) stars as troubled American debutante Lucy Savage, alongside Poldark actor Hugh Skinner as her husband.

First shown in the UK last summer, the six-part limited series is described as “a bold and subversive re-invention of melodrama for our times that takes the audience on a witty, moving and provocative journey towards freedom and independence.”

The official synopsis reads: “Little Birds follows New York heiress Lucy Savage fresh off the transatlantic steamer and ready for love and marriage in exotic climes.

“But when her husband Hugo does not receive her in the way she expected, she spins off into the surprising, diverse and degenerate world of Tangier in 1955. Period drama about an ingénue abroad this is not. Instead, Little Birds is a modern tale of a woman losing and then finding herself down a mesmerizing rabbit hole.

“What Lucy discovers is a world in flux, a country quivering on the cusp of independence, populated by a myriad of characters including a provocative dominatrix, Cherifa Lamor who particularly captures Lucy’s imagination.”

Little Birds will air in the US on Sunday nights from 6th June on Starz.

Watch the trailer:


The cast also includes Yumna Marwan (One of These Days), Raphael Acloque (24: Legacy), Rossy De Palma (Broken Embraces), Nina Sosanya (Marcella), Jean-Marc Barr (The Cellar), David Costabile (Billions), Amy Landecker (Doctor Strange), and Matt Lauria (Traitors).

Little Birds is written by Sophia Al-Maria (The Girl Who Fell to Earth), and directed by Stacie Passon (House of Cards).

Anais Nin’s book Little Birds is available on Amazon.