Andrew Scott and Katie McGrath join Channel 4’s ‘Dates’

Channel 4 has announced the cast for Dates, an original drama written by Skins co-creator Bryan Elsley.

The nine-part series will star Katie McGrath (Merlin), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Sheridan Smith (Jonathan Creek), Neil Maskell (Utopia), Oona Chaplin (The Hour), Greg McHugh (Fresh Meat), Will Mellor (Two Pints of Lager), Gemma Chan (Secret Diary of A Call Girl), Ben Chaplin (Thin Red Line), Montanna Thompson (Story of Tracey Beaker), and Sian Breckin (Tyrannosaur).

Each half-hour episode will focus on two people on a date.

The official synopsis reveals: “From the confusion and misunderstandings of school teacher Jenny’s first encounter with city trader Nick, through to the urbane cool of Mia’s first date with Stephen, Dates is an episodic slice of modern life, following eleven unconnected people as they embark on a series of first encounters lured by the promise of romance. Or something. Whatever. They’d just like to meet somebody, maybe. But what happens when the white lies spun in that all important online profile are revealed, or bigger lies are told to cover up the smaller, seemingly more innocuous ones – the crisis of confidence, the sexual confusion? And what happens when the bread sticks run out and the bill for one has to be paid?”

Dates is currently filming in London and will air on Channel 4 this summer.

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