Man Like Mobeen S4 premiered at The Bond in Digbeth, on 23rd May.
Hit BBC Three comedy Man Like Mobeen welcomed season four at a glitzy green carpet preview event in Birmingham. The BAFTA nominated series starring comedian Guz Khan follows reformed drug-dealer Mobeen, as he attempts to live as a good Muslim providing for his little sister, whilst trying to escape his troubled past.
Despite Khan’s Coventry roots, filming for the series took place in locations around the West Midlands including Small Heath. Taking place at The Bond in Digbeth on 23rd May, Birmingham fans were able to grab tickets for the premiere event on the BBC Shows and Tours website.
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”.
Cast members including Guz Khan, Dúaa Karim, Tolu Ogunmefun and co-creator Andy Milligan travelled to the exclusive red-carpet screening in Birmingham, with hundreds of fans attending to watch the first two episodes at The Bond in Digbeth. Other castmates who visited Digbeth included Mark Silcox, Hussina Raja, Salman Akhtar and Perry Fitzpatrick.
Speaking at the premiere, Guz Khan previously said: “What we love most is when people tell us they love the show because we do justice to the characters. Even if someone is a drug dealer or criminal on paper there is a humanity to them, for this season we did research themes of mental health in prison”.
Co-creator Andy Milligan discussed the season’s prison setting and tough talking points, saying “its not just about crime and punishment as you also have adult illiteracy, faith, class and sexuality under one roof. It is a great pressure cooker to explore those issues”.
At the fun-filled premiere in Digbeth, the cast announced that the comedy drama will return to screens on 8th June on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer following a shocking season three finale.