'Inbetweeners', the hit awkward coming-of-age E4 comedy, may be over. But now the female stars of its record-breaking spin-off film are set to get their own show.
Broadcaster E4 has announced a new comedy called 'Drifters' starring and written by Jessica Knappett, who played clubber Lisa in the box office success set in Malia, where the 'Inbetweeners' lads were on holiday.
Lydia Rose Bewley, who played Jane in the film, will also star in the show, alongside Lauren O’Rourke, who played Neil's girlfirned Nicole. Bob Mortimer will play Meg's (Jessica Knappett's) dad, Frank.
An E4 press statement reads:
Drifters is a comedy drama about three twenty-something young women experiencing their first slice of the real world post-University - making terrible decisions, but having a brilliant time doing it. For the ‘Drifter' girls it's time to start asking some serious questions: What do they do now? Who are they going to be? And is it ok to shag someone with a sweat problem if you haven't had sex in twelve months?
Not fully paid up career women, Meg (Jessica Knappett), Bunny (Lydia Rose Bewley) and Laura (Lauren O'Rourke) take on a series of menial jobs in their home town of Leeds that allow them to cling to the last vestiges of girlhood - that stage where everything is terrifying and exciting in equal measure. It's all about the fear that comes with knowing you should take more responsibility and the excitement that comes with knowing you still don't really have any at all.
The writers of the award-winning 'Inbetweeners', Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, will act as executive producers on the series and Simon Wilson, who's worked on 'Vexed', 'Pramface' and 'Rev', is also on board.
Comedy Commissioning Editor, Fiona McDermott, said: "'Drifters' promises to be a really funny sitcom about really funny girls. It's that simple. Jess is a fab talent and it's great to be working with her."