Richard Gadd joins Clique | Another dramatic role for comic

Richard Gadd joins Clique

Another dramatic role for comic

Richard Gadd has joined the cast of BBC thriller Clique.

Filming has just started in Edinburgh on the second series of the BBC Three show, created by Skins writer Jess Brittain.

Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Gadd made his dramatic TV debut in  BBC Two's Against the Law last year (above), about the infamous 150s Montague Trial which helped turn public opinion towards the decriminalisation of homosexuality. 

However, no details of his role in Clique have been revealed.

Series one revolved around two girls, Holly and Georgie – played by Synnove Karlsen and  Aisling Franciosi – who stumble into an elite group of alpha girls whose lives are a whirl of lavish parties.  But as the plot unfolded, the show developed into a mystery thriller.

Sherlock star Louise Brealey, who played clique leader Jude, will not be returning for the second series, which revolves around Holly’s encounter with a new group of smart and magnetic young men

As well as Gadd the new cast includes Leo Suter, who played Edward Drummond in ITV’s Victoria.

Tom Sherry, the executive producer for  BBC Studios said:  ‘Jess has delivered a sexually charged thriller, with deeply seductive characters. We have a fabulous cast and everyone involved can’t wait to share the results.’

Clique will also air on US broadcaster Pop this summer. 

Published: 26 Apr 2018

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