These Channel 4 + Starz Series Are Casting Soon

Article Image
Photo Source: Channel 4. Pictured – Amy Leigh Hickman and Poppy Lee Friar in Ackley Bridge

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition!

Ackley Bridge 4
School drama Ackley Bridge is returning to Channel 4 for another series next year, with filming for the next instalment starting in March 2020 on location in Halifax. Swapping out the original hour-long format for half-hour episodes, Series 4 sees a returning cast that includes Sunetra Sarker, Rob James-Collier, Jo Joyner, Charlie Hardwick, Tony Jayawardena, Fern Deacon, Phoebe Tuffs-Berry, Cody Ryan, Nazmeen Kauser, and Zara Salim. Casting director Beverley Keogh is confirmed to be attached. 

READ: 21 London Casting Directors You Should Know

Becoming Elizabeth
US channel Starz has commissioned new British drama Becoming Elizabeth, created by playwright Anya Reiss and featuring an all-female writing team. Following the young Elizabeth I, the eight-part series sees an orphaned teenager embroiled in the politics and intrigue of the English court on her way to securing the crown. Produced by London outfit The Forge, best known for Channel 4 series Kiri and Ackley Bridge and BBC thrillers Collateral and Dark Money, it becomes the next royal drama commissioned by Starz after adaptations of Phillipa Gregory’s The Spanish Princess, The White Princess and The White Queen. Shooting for the eight-parter begins in June 2020 and casting is by Julie Harkin

More greenlit UK projects:

Looking to get cast? Check out our UK auditions.