In case you haven't heard, Dreaming Whilst Black is the newest staple you'll need to add to your streaming lineup this fall. Premiering on Paramount+ via Showtime, Dreaming Whilst Black is a six-part dramedy series co-created and co-written by 2022 BAFTA winner for emerging talent, Adjani Salmon—who also stars in the show. What started as an award-winning web series from Salmon is now a full-fledged presentation that has already received rave reviews in the U.K., and is heading towards a similar trajectory ahead of its U.S. debut. Co-produced by Indie Big Deal Films and set to premiere on September 8th, Dreaming Whilst Black follows an aspiring filmmaker named Kwabena (Salmon) as he pursues his dream—all while navigating a dead-end job, romance, finances, and just about anything else that comes with being a young adult trying to make things shake and bake.
Ahead of the premiere, we caught up with Dreaming Whilst Black's director Koby Adom, and producers Nicola Gregory and Dhanny Joshi to get a look at what went into crafting the show.