Alma's Not Normal season 2: Sophie Willan speaks out on BBC series 'Double-edged sword'

Alma’s Not Normal scooped up two awards at the recent 2022 BAFTA TV Awards, and the show’s season one success has lit a fire in the writer to go harder for season two. Sophie Willan not only wrote but also starred in the show in the lead role of Alma. Taking home the coveted awards for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme and Best Scripted Comedy, Sophie is eager to get started on season two. 

Alma’s Not Normal follows Alma (played by Sophie Willan), who, after a recent break-up, tries to get her life back on track. 

However, having no job, no qualifications, and a defiant streak, this task turned out to be harder than she expected. All while navigating a troubled family. 

Speaking to at the BAFTA TV Awards, the star teased that she needs to have “tunnel-vision” and knuckle down on writing season two after how well the show’s first outing was received.

While on the red carpet ahead of winning her multiple awards, talking about the next cycle, she said: “I’ve not written it yet. 

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Previously talking to, she said: “With no link to TV, it’s hard to get the ball rolling, then I went into stand up comedy.

“I had the idea for years but then turning it into a script, I did within a year. 

“The process is long as the system is hard to break.”

Sophie also praised the “amazing cast” that was “heavily female-led” and the show’s crew for the joyful working environment and show’s success.