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13th Feb 2024

Laura Whitmore to star in Queenie adaptation – what we know so far

Kat O'Connor

‘Queenie’ is hitting the small screen later this year

Laura Whitmore is returning to the small screen with a role in the TV adaptation of ‘Queenie’.

The actress is set to play a health professional in the series based on the best-selling novel by Candice Carty-Williams.

Laura Whitmore recently gave her fans a glimpse at her character in the series and we can’t wait to tune in.

Alongside a still from the series, Whitmore gushed about working with the ‘Queenie’ cast and crew.

“Popping up, literally, in Queenie. Coming to Disney, Channel 4 and Hulu on June 7th,” she teased.

Whitmore continued: “Do I do all my scenes in between Dionne Brown’s legs? Yes. Yes I do.

“Lovely having a squidge part in this and working with fab women in front and behind the scenes. Became quite handy with a speculum and ultrasonic probe, always love a new skill,” the presenter added.

Author, Candice Carty-Williams is the showrunner and executive producer of the eight-part series. Carty-Williams, Ryan Calais Cameron, Yolanda Mercy, Natasha Brown, and Thara Popoola have penned the scripts.

Joelle Mae David and Makalla McPherson directed the series.

Queenie stars Dionne Brown as the lead character Queenie.

It also stars Samuel Adewunmi, Bellah, Sally Phillips, Jon Pointing, Tilly Keeper, Llewella Gideon, Michelle Greenidge, Cristale De’Abreu, Elisha Applebaum, and Mim Shaikh.

Why not read the novel before the series is released this summer?

If you haven’t had the joy of reading this incredible novel then do yourself a favour and pick up a copy before the series is released.

‘Queenie’ is one novel every millennial woman should pick up and read this year.

The synopsis reads:

‘Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle-class peers. After a messy breakup from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places…including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth.

‘As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, “What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?”—all of the questions today’s woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her.’