Drifters tells the story of 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.
Not fully paid up career women, Meg (Jessica Knappett – who has also written the series), Bunny (Lydia Rose Bewley) and Laura (Lauren O’Rourke) take on 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 series will be produced by Bwark Productions and was commissioned by Comedy Commissioning Editor, Fiona McDermott who reveals: “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 and the chaps at Bwark on something new.”
Also in the cast is Bob Mortimer playing the role of Meg’s dad Frank.