BBC Three orders new uni drama ‘Clique’ from ‘Skins’ writer

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BBC Three has announced the commission of a new drama series created by Skins writer Jess Brittain.

The six 45-minute episodes will be written by Jess Brittain, Kirstie Swain and Milly Thomas.

The official synopsis reads: “Clique follows childhood soulmates Georgia and Holly. Only a few weeks into the so-called best years of their lives at Edinburgh Uni, Georgia gets drawn into an elite clique of alpha girls, led by lecturer Jude Monroe.

“Jude’s brand of feminism is alluring, just like the circle of bright students she surrounds herself with. Georgia’s effortless entry into the clique leaves Holly out in the cold. But Holly’s jealousy soon escalates to panic as Georgia begins acting erratically.

“Alarmed by this transformation in her best friend, Holly is compelled to follow her into Jude’s closely guarded circle.

“What she discovers is a seductive world of lavish parties, populated by Edinburgh’s highest-powered business men and women. But it’s a world underpinned by sordid compromise, and as Holly exposes its deeply corrupt core, the danger mounts from all angles, for her and Georgia. Can Holly reclaim her soulmate? And at what cost to herself?”

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Jess Brittain wrote four episodes of E4’s teen drama Skins, including two-part ‘Fire’ story in 2013 and episodes about Mini and Franky for Season 6.

BBC Three will switch from a linear broadcast channel to “an online first destination” on Tuesday 16 February.

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