The life of Britain’s first openly gay footballer Justin Fashanu is set to be explored in ITV’s upcoming drama Fash. According to Deadline, the new TV series is set to explore the lives of the beloved athlete and his brother John Fashanu, as well as their experience with racism and the tabloid gossip that fueled their estrangement.
The drama will also highlight Justin’s tragic death and the homophobia he faced after coming out. BAFTA-nominated writer Kwame Kwei-Armah has been tapped to write and direct the sure-to-be emotional series – with John and Peter Tatchell attached as consultants.
In a statement, Kwei-Armah opened up about his admiration for the brothers and what he hopes to explore in the forthcoming project. “I grew up watching the Fashanu brothers.