• Clodagh Meaney

6 shows to watch if you're already missing I May Destroy You

We're praying for a second series.

No spoilers - we promise!

On Tuesday night, BBC One aired the explosive finale of Michaela Coel's hit TV show I May Destroy You.

The comedy drama follows a Twitter famous millennial hero named Arabella.

Set in London, Arabella is working to meet a deadline for her book when she decides to take a break to have a night out with friends.

The next day she wakes up with unexplained bruises and a smashed phone unable to recall what happened, later realising she was spiked and sexually assaulted.

The story follows Arabella as she attempts to piece the night back together, and try to recall her attacker.

Last night, during the finale, the perpetrator was revealed and left fans reeling.

If like us, you're missing the show already, we've got some suggestions to fill the Michaela shaped hole in your heart.

You're welcome:

Chewing Gum

Chewing Gum is a 2015 BBC programme written by and starring Michaela Coel.

The show follows a 24-year-old shop assistant and "religious virgin" from London named Tracey who is on a mission to have sex.

There are two seasons of the show, both of which are currently streaming on Netflix.


Created by, and starring Phoebe Waller Bridge, Fleabag has been compared to I May Destroy You for their significant cultural impact.

The show (see season two for The Hot Priest), which is only available on Amazon Prime , follows a single Londoner in the aftermath of her best friends death.

Often breaking the fourth wall, Fleabag provides the audience with inner monologues and running commentary on her dysfunctional life.

Black Earth Rising

Starring Michaela Coel as Kate Ashby a Rwandan-born British investigator, Black Earth Rising is a drama about prosecuting international war criminals.

When her adoptive mother takes on a case prosecuting an African militia leader, the story takes her on a journey that will upend her life forever.

First broadcast on BBC in 2018, the show is available in full on Netflix.

Top Boy

Similar to I May Destroy You, Top Boy is set in Hackney, East London.

Exploring the world of drugs, gangs and guns, the show initially had only two seasons which aired in 2011 and 2013.

Following interest from rapper Drake, the show was picked up again by Netflix and a fourth season is due to air later this year.

Michaela Coel stars in season two for a couple of episodes as a young woman named Kayla.

Killing Eve

Based on a series of books by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve follows Eve Polastri a British Intelligence investigator who is tasked with capturing international assassin Villanelle.

As Eve closes in on her target, the pair develop a mutual obsession with each other.

The show recently concluded their third series, with a fourth recently commissioned by the BBC.

The Secrets She Keeps

Based on a true story, The Secrets She Keeps is an Australian psychological thriller drama.

The six-part series follows two women from vastly different backgrounds, both who hold secrets that could destroy their lives.

The show concluded its broadcast run on RTÉ this week, and is currently available to stream in full on the RTÉ Player.

Read more:

Michaela Coel rejected $1 million I May Destroy You deal in order to own her assault narrative

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