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Wednesday, 26 January 2022

BBC acquires short-form comedy-drama series Cheaters from Clerkenwell Films

Clerkenwell Films' innovative new short-form comedy-drama Cheaters has been acquired by the BBC.

Cheaters is an eighteen-episode comedy-drama about morality and monogamy, and everything in between, told in ten-minute chunks.

Oliver Lyttelton (The Listener) wrote and devised the series, which is directed by Elliot Hegarty (Ted Lasso, Lovesick) and produced by Alex Walsh-Taylor (In The Long Run, Lovesick).

Cheaters follows the storey of Fola and Josh, two strangers in their late twenties who meet after a cancelled flight and have an unexpected night of drunken airport-hotel sex. Fola is married to Zack, and Josh is in a long-term relationship with Esther. The next morning, as they hustle to make the rescheduled flight, they both disclose they are with other people — Fola is married to Zack, and Josh is in a long-term relationship with Esther.

The series stars Susan Wokoma (Enola Holmes, Truth Seekers) as Fola and Joshua McGuire (Industry, The Duke) as Josh. Callie Cooke (Rules of the Game, Britannia) plays Esther, and Jack Fox (Sanditon, Riviera) plays the role of Zack. Further cast includes Andrea Valls (Waffle the Wonder Dog), Shiloh Coke (Pirates) and Jay Lycurgo (Titans).

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