Hit BBC Three comedy series Man Like Mobeen will be making a comeback to our TV screens - and fans in Birmingham have a chance to attend an exclusive red carpet sneak peek before that happens.
The BAFTA®-nominated series from Tiger Aspect - part of Banijay UK - and in association with Dice Roll Productions, is returning for its fourth season.
It is a four part (4x30) comedy written by Guz Khan and co-creator Andy Milligan about reformed drug-dealer Mobeen as he was trying to turn his life around living as a good Muslim, looking after his little sister, and trying to escape his troubled past.
The show, which is based in inner city Birmingham, will hold an exclusive red carpet screening at The Bond in Digbeth on May 23 - the same venue where Late Night Lycett was broadcast live on Channel 4.
During the red carpet event, the first two episodes will be screened followed by a panel discussion with some of the cast and writers.
The panel will include Guz Khan (Mobeen), Tolu Ogunmefun (Nate), Dúaa Karim (Aqsa), Andy Milligan (writer) and Gill Isles (executive producer).
What is Season 4 of Man Like Mobeen about?
Mobeen, played by Guz Khan, has been trying to escape his troubled past. Since then he’s almost made good on living a quiet-ish life, but in the cliff-hanger series three finale, he found himself banged-up behind bars with Nate, after their close friend Eight had been killed.
As they adjust to life on the inside, familiar faces are also set to return, but in very unexpected situations. All this means Mobeen and Nate must once again negotiate new challenges and circumstances. So can the haphazard heroes make it to the end of their sentence without causing more mayhem and come good on their dream of living a quiet life?
How to get tickets to Man Like Mobeen’s Red Carpet event?
Fans of the hit series can get themselves invited to the very Brummie show as tickets are available via the BBC Shows and Tours website.
Tickets will be allocated by random draw with 70% of the tickets going to Birmingham postcodes, 20% of the tickets going to West Midlands postcodes, and 10% going to the rest of the UK.
You can register at any time until 10am on Wednesday 17 May. You can apply for a maximum of two tickets.
Where to watch Man Like Mobeen?
The fourth series of Man Like Mobeen will be released on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer in Summer 2023.
What has BBC said?
Filming for the series took place at locations around the West Midlands, which is part of the BBC’s Across the UK strategy, bringing them closer to their audiences to better reflect, represent and serve all parts of the UK.
The BBC said in a statement: “By 2027/28 the BBC will be spending at the very least, an extra £700m cumulatively across the UK - generating an additional economic benefit of over £850 million. This will not only dramatically increase opportunities for jobs and training but improve representation on and off screen.”
Tanya Qureshi, BBC Head of Comedy said: “I’m delighted that after being busy making movies in Hollywood, Guz found time to return to Small Heath and deliver a truly fantastic new series for Mobeen fans on the BBC.”
Stuart Thomas, Senior Head of Content Production for the Midlands added: “It’s been three years since we’ve seen Man Like Mobeen on the screen and it’s brilliant that the show will be back on iPlayer and BBC Three. With Silent Witness and Masterchef coming to the West Midlands soon, our commitment to the region continues to grow.”
Produced by Tiger Aspect for the BBC, in association with Dice Roll Productions, Man Like Mobeen is Executive Produced by Head of Tiger Aspect Comedy, David Simpson, Gill Isles, Guz Khan and Andy Milligan. The Director for the series is Akaash Meeda (The Lazarus Project, Mobility) and the Producer is Lynn Roberts. Man Like Mobeen was commissioned by Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy Commissioning at the BBC. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Tanya Qureshi and the series will be distributed by Banijay Rights.