Athina Rachel Tsangari has an exciting new project coming up, this time turning her attention to the small screen. The award-winning Greek film director has signed up to direct BBC TV series, Trigonometry.
Written by Duncan Macmillan and Effie Woods and produced by House Productions for BBC Two, the eight-part series is a comedy-drama about a couple who, in a bid to ease their financial burden, invite a third person to live with them in their small flat.
“Trigonometry is about negotiating new relationships with compassion and humour. Set in a city that can feel cold and unfriendly, at a time when we’re more divided than ever, this is a show about love,” Macmillan and Woods said.
Tsangari will direct the first five episodes.
“’Trigonometry’ is a rare, invigorating script and it’s been a pleasure delving into its unruly humanity with Duncan and Effie, Tessa and Juliette and their fantastic team merging television with cinema, drama with screwball comedy,” said Tsangari.
The Athens-born director is best known for writing and directing Attenberg (2010) and Chevlaier (2015), co-written with Efthymis Filippou.
”[Athina] brings with her a unique cinematic vision which we believe will marry brilliantly with Duncan and Effie’s bold and original scripts,” Ross and Howell told Screen.