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4:31 pm - 02/07/2013

Andrew Scott lands new Channel 4 drama


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IRISH actor Andrew Scott is set to star in a new drama for Channel 4 entitled Dates.

Scott, who is best known for playing Moriarty in recent BBC series Sherlock, has been cast in one episode of the nine-part series from Skins creator Bryan Elsley.

The series will examine modern relationships with each episode focusing on a different date.

The official synopsis reveals: "From the confusion and misunderstandings of school teacher Jenny’s first encounter with city trader Nick, through to the urbane cool of Mia’s first date with Stephen, Dates is an episodic slice of modern life, following eleven unconnected people as they embark on a series of first encounters lured by the promise of romance. Or something. Whatever. They'd just like to meet somebody, maybe. But what happens when the white lies spun in that all important online profile are revealed, or bigger lies are told to cover up the smaller, seemingly more innocuous ones – the crisis of confidence, the sexual confusion? And what happens when the bread sticks run out and the bill for one has to be paid?"

Irish Merlin star Katie McGrath will also star in the series, which will also star Greg McHugh, Will Mellor, Sheridan Smith, Ben Chaplin, Neil Maskell, Oona Chaplin, Gemma Chan, Montana Thompson and Sian Breckin.

Dates is currently shooting in London and will be on air this summer.
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