Drifters, the original comedy series about three skint, single and seriously funny best friends trying to figure out love and life in Leeds will return for a third series on E4.
The comedy series from writer-performer Jessica Knappett will return later this year, where we will see the drifting twenty-somethings face more hilariously humiliating encounters.
Jessica Knappett said “I’m absolutely delighted we’ve got a new series because I’ve had my eye on a really nice new jumper. It seems people are really enjoying the series and it’s great to have the backing of E4 in pushing the boundaries for soft porn comedy. Aside from the fact that it’s great to know I am employed for another year, I really feel we have momentum with Drifters now. It’s a joy to write this filthy silliness knowing I’ll get to perform it with two of my best mates who can’t say no because I’m the boss lady and they have to do whatever I say. In the new series; Meg continues to be a walking disaster, advised by the world’s worst best friends Laura and Bunny. Expect more degrading jobs, skint desperation and atrocious sex. And there will be a wedding…”
C4 Comedy Commissioning Editor, Rachel Springett, said: “Jessica is a formidable talent who we are thrilled to be working with on this third series of Drifters. We look forward to seeing what chaos and hilarity Jessica has in store for the girls this time around.”
Hapless Meg, her eccentric cousin Bunny (Lydia Rose Bewley) and their no-nonsense best mate, Leeds lass Laura (Lauren O’Rourke) will return for the new series of 6 x 30’ episodes. Expect more drunken debauchery, ill-advised relationships and embarrassing jobs as the girls continue to “embellish” their fantastical CVs.
Commissioned by Channel 4’s Rachel Springett, the series is directed by Al Campbell (Man Down, Series 2). Executive Producers are Jessica Knappett, Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, and the series will be produced by Sam Pinnell.
Bwark Productions is the production company behind E4’s multi-award winning series and film, The Inbetweeners, and is a Zodiak Media Company.