Short-form comedy drama from BBC Studios

BBC Studios logo BBC Studios and Anton have greenlit their first premium short-form scripted series, Cheaters.

The 18 x 10 series comes from Clerkenwell Films, best known for Misfits, Lovesick, and The End of the F***ing World. 

Written by Oliver Lyttelton, it explores morality and monogamy in a story about 20-something strangers Fola and Josh, who spend a drunken night together at an airport hotel. 

The project marks the first time that BBC Studios has fully commissioned a drama without a broadcaster being on board. It will begin production in February, executive produced by Murray Ferguson, Petra Fried, Matt Jarvis, Emily Harrison and Caroline Stone.

BBC Studios chief creative officer Mark Linsey said: “We’ve seen an increase in the demand for super-premium content in a bite-sized format and Cheaters is a bold comedy drama that will engage audiences in this new way. “

Cheaters is the first commission in a long-term development deal between BBC Studios, Anton and Clerkenwell Films, previously announced by BBC Studios CEO Tim Davie in 2018.

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