BBC One orders ‘In the Club’ drama by Kay Mellor

The BBC has commissioned In the Club, a new drama series from the creator of Fat Friends and The Syndicate.

Written by Kay Mellor, the six-part series follows six very different couples who’ve bonded at the local Parent Craft class in the last trimester of their pregnancies.

The characters will include schoolgirl Rosie, business woman Roanna, same sex couple Susie and Kim, and midwife Vicky.

Creator and writer Kay Mellor commented: “Having given birth as a teenager I know how life changing it is. Birth is the ultimate creation; it changes you and your relationships forever. I’m still close friends with the people I met at my antenatal class. It’s a special time in your life, a time when you need people that understand what you’re going through and a close bond can be formed that can result in a lifelong friendship.”

Polly Hill, BBC Head of Independent Drama, added: “I am thrilled to be bringing Kay’s new drama series to BBC One. Like The Syndicate, Kay captures the extraordinary drama that can happen in ordinary life, and she has you laugh and cry with them along the way. I’m sure In the Club will be a real treat for our BBC One audience, when it airs next year.”

The six 60-minute episodes will be filmed in the North of England and will air on BBC One in 2014.

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