BBC Three renews Clique for Season 2
VOD News | On 13, Jan 2018
BBC Three’s Clique has been renewed for a second season.
The seductive, psychological thriller, written by Skins’ Jess Brittain, explores the power of friendship between smart, complicated and ambitious young people on the cusp of an ever-enticing but dangerous adult world.
Where, in the first season, Holly (Synnove Karlsen) found herself drawn to a group of alluring, confident but troubled young women, the second will see her encounter a radically different clique, this time a band of brothers.
“I’m so excited to return to Holly’s intense, loyal and dangerous world,” says Brittain. “Clique is a show with female friendship as its heart, but a new clique of unknowable young men is definitely taking us to some new and interesting places.”
Living in a house share with Louise (Sophia Brown) and some younger, student activists students, Holly is trying to put the past behind her. Nonetheless, she finds herself the subject of intense attention from those around her – from fellow students keen to hear about the events of last year but also from a close-knit, smart and magnetic set of young men.
Led by charismatic, good-looking Jack, the boys’ clique of libertarian, freewheeling renegades has a no-nonsense attitude to what they see as a patronising university administration. When they become embroiled in a campus-wide scandal, Holly is torn between the kinship she feels with them and the unnerving sense that something darker is at play. Do the clique boys represent the provocative fight-back response of fed-up youth, or are their politics hiding a more personal, insidious danger?
The series was re-commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Damian Kavanagh, Controller of BBC Three.
“We are thrilled to be welcoming Clique back for a second series,” says Wenger. “Jess’ forensic exploration of female friendship and ambition struck a huge chord with the BBC Three audience in series one and we were all excited to see her go further in series two as she shifts focus from young women to a clique of young men.”
Nick Betts, Director of Scripted at BBC Studios, Adds: “BBC Studios is absolutely delighted to be working with our partners at Balloon to bring the BBC Three and international audience another series of Jess’ unique and gripping drama.”
The six-episode second run is a co-Production of BBC Studios, Balloon Entertainment and Pop for BBC in association with all3media International. It will begin filming in Edinburgh in Spring 2018.