After the success of his best-selling book ‘Grime Kids‘, released in 2018, DJ Target has announced that a BBC series based on the book is in the works!
With DJ Target as one of the executive producers for production studio Mammoth Screen, the show has been written by BAFTA-nominated and BIFA award-winning Theresa Ikoko, who says “I’m really excited to be part of bringing this show to life. I hope it celebrates and cements the contribution of young people across the country to British history, art and culture“.
Alongside telling us that he’s “beyond excited for this story to be brought to life on the screen“, DJ Target promises that the Grime Kids show will be something special, as it explores the “emergence of Grime music from subculture to international phenomenon”
— Grime Kids OUT NOW (@DJTarget) March 30, 2021
Scheduled to release at some point in 2022, the ‘Grime Kids‘ show won’t tell the same story as the book, which follows DJ Target‘s personal journey in helping to create Grime and the success of the genre thereafter, but instead will be an original show that, as announced by the BBC, “charts the rise of a fictional group of young adults growing up in the late 90s, dreaming of being able to make their voice heard through grime music. Set against a backdrop of real events and cultural moments, Grime Kids reveals how grime, born from within British housing estates, took over the world”