A guide for the HBO/BBC series “I May Destroy You,” that notes cast members, information about their character, and other details about the show.
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The semi-famous writer of “Chronicles of a Fed Up Millennial” who has been struggling with her follow up book. Maybe because she isn’t just pulling old tweets and making them into cohesive thoughts, her love life being a bit complicated, or just utter lack of inspiration. But with her agent breathing down her neck, she has to come up with something if she wants to keep making trips to Italy.
Additional Information About Arabella
S1E4: Starts seeing Zain Tareen (Karan Gill)
S1E5: Won the Berkerly Award in 2017
S1E5: We learn the owner of her publisher, Susy Henny, is a Black woman.
S1E9: Speaks on an abortion she had.
S1E10: We meet her family which includes her father Kojo (Yinka Awoni), mother Grace (Michelle Greenidge), and brother Nicholas (Tobi King Bakare). As well as her “Aunt” Lenora (Dada Ashi).
Nicholas is around 26
Arabella moved out around 17
Arabella tells mom she was raped
Control what you can, no more, no less. — Arabella (S1E3)
In pursuit of spicing things up in their relationship, Kat allows Simon to join a dating app, and he discovers Alissa. She is someone who has always had an issue being in her own relationship, so joining one in progress doesn’t bother her. In fact, she likes the idea.
Additional Information About Alissa
S1e1: Notes she has depression and anxiety.
It’s also noted she likes drama in her relationships.
One of Arabella’s friends who often is there to keep her company.
Additional Information About Kwame
S1E1: Is gay
S1E7: His first time was with an Egyptian and Greek man, and has a bit of a thing for Egyptians. Also, his first time had very little words exchanged. He just entered a car, after being waved over, and things happened.
A schoolmate of Arabella and Terry whose life growing up, especially her teen years, were sordid due to her mother coercing her to say her father assaulted her at 7 and her accusing a boy of rape in her teen years.
Additional Information About Theodora
S1E6: We meet Ryan (Josiah Mutupa) who, after taking pictures of her without her consent, she falsely accuses him of raping her.