New series of The Syndicate greenlit

Key Mellor A new, stand-alone series of Kay Mellor’s lottery-winners drama The Syndicate has been greenlit for BBC One and Britbox. 

The 6 x 60 production centres on the staff of Woodvale Kennels, who are devastated when the realise they may lose their jobs when the company is sold. But then a lottery win appears set to change their lives forever... 

Mellor, who will also direct the first two episodes, said: "I’m thrilled to be working with the BBC again. As ever, it’s a brand new Syndicate and has a fresh and unique transatlantic story [some of the story is set in Las Vegas].  

“I couldn’t resist setting this series in a dog kennels either. I have a Shih-tzu myself and love animals - they say you should never work with kids or animals but I’m a sucker for a challenge and can’t wait to get started.”

After it debuts in the UK, the series will premiere exclusively as a BritBox Original in the U.S. and Canada.

Production Intelligence subscribers have had access to information on the Rollem Productions project since early January. The producer is Josh Dynevor; Mellor exec produces alongside Yvonne Francas and Gaynor Holmes. 
This evening (Wednesday 5th February), Kay Mellor will receive the Special Recognition award at the 2020 Broadcast Awards, recognising her huge contribution to British drama, over four decades, chronicling modern Britain often through the prism of working-class women.


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