Inbetweeners girls get their own sitcom

New series for E4

Three female stars of The Inbetweeners movie are to appear in their own E4 sitcom.

Drifters has been written by Jessica Knappett, who played Lisa in the hit film and is also a member of the Ladygarden sketch team.

She developed the script with Inbetweeners writers Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, and the six-part series is being made by their production company, Bwark

Knappett will appear alongside Lauren O’Rourke and Lydia Rose Bewley. They will play three women who have just left university and return to low-paid jobs in their home town of Leeds while they try to figure out their future.

Bob Mortimer will play the father of one of the characters.

Channel 4 comedy commissioner 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 and the chaps at Bwark on something new.’

In the Inbeweeners movie, Bewley played Jane, one of girls the boys picked up in an empty nightclub, while O’Rourke played Neil's supermarket-worker girlfriend, Nicole.

Published: 8 Nov 2012

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