Brand new BBC Three drama Overshadowed lands on the channel this autumn

We are super excited for Eva O'Connor that media and publicity for her forthcoming BBC Three show 'Overshadowed' has launched in Earnest

"I am thrilled that Overshadowed has been commissioned for BBC Three. It is such an important, modern story of our times, told in an exciting way by two young people"

Kay Mellor, Executive Producer, Rollem Pictures

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Based on Eva O’Connor’s award-winning play, Overshadowed tells the story of a young Irish vlogger called Imogene (Michelle Fox - Doctors) whose life spirals out of control when she meets the monster of anorexia personified.

Eva O’Connor and Hildegard Ryan say: “We are delighted to be working with Kay, her amazing team at Rollem Productions and BBC Three to bring this story, which is very close to our hearts, to life. We hope Overshadowed will be a fresh and innovative take on eating disorders and the way they can take over young people’s lives. We feel the YouTube style episodes are the perfect way to chart Imogene’s journey and capture the minds of young audiences.”

Starring a host of fresh new talent, this compelling, haunting and funny series has been written by Irish television newcomers Eva O’Connor and Hildegard Ryan.

Shot in an innovative new format, Overshadowed tells Imogene’s story through a series of vlogs. All eight episodes are told from Imo’s point of view, giving a unique documentary-style insight into teenage life and her increasingly fragile mental state.

Imo used to be sparkly, vivacious and outgoing. Recently however she’s becoming withdrawn, gaunt and obsessed with exercise. The reason? Her new “best friend” Anna (Eva O’Connor). She's casting a dark shadow over Imo’s life and won’t rest until Imo is a shadow of her former self.

“Overshadowed is an incredibly exciting piece that showcases BBC Three's ambition to support young talent telling stories that matter. This is an important subject told from a compelling and unflinchingly honest perspective by the brilliant Eva and Hildegard and, with the support and experience of the wonderful Kay Mellor and Sian Palfrey, this is going to be a very special piece for the BBC Three audience.”

Elizabeth Kilgarriff, Senior Commissioning Editor for BBC Drama