Deadpan Pictures has announced that their comedy drama ‘Can’t Cope Won’t Cope’ will broadcast later this year to British audiences on BBC Three.

Can’t Cope Won’t Cope follows two Cork girls, Aisling (Seána Kerslake, A Date for Mad Mary) and Danielle (Nika McGuigan, Philomena), as they navigate Dublin and the perilous waters of adulthood. Fuelled by Vodka and bolstered by a sense of entitlement these girls run, as unfit as they are, away from the reality that awaits them.

Ailish McElmeel Producer, Deadpan Pictures is “thrilled that the BBC are bringing Can’t Cope Won’t Cope to UK audiences. BBC 3 is the perfect home for our girls, Aisling and Danielle. We’re grateful for the continued support of Content Media, our sales company, the BAI’s Sound and Vision Fund and RTE comedy department. We hope to bring audiences series 2 later this year.”

Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition at the BBC says “Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope is the perfect mix of humorous, heartfelt performances and fresh, sharp writing that manages to be both laugh-out-loud funny and incredibly poignant. BBC Three viewers will find so much to enjoy in this gem of a series”.
Stefanie Preissner, Writer of Can’t Cope Won’t Cope says “The opportunity to bring the voice and experience of young Irish women to a larger audience is fantastic. The team on Can’t Cope did an amazing job capturing that voice and I hope that the BBC Three audience love it. The opportunity to see a whole new groups’ reaction to Aisling and Danielle is as exciting as it is terrifying and I’ll be rocking with nerves when it goes out, just like I was the first time”.

Cathy Brady, Director of Can’t Cope Won’t Cope is “delighted that we are getting to share Can’t Cope Won’t Cope with a whole new audience and excited to see how it resonates outside Ireland”.c


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