Brittain’s Clique

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By DQ
January 2, 2019

DQ TV

University-set drama Clique is described as a seductive psychological thriller that explores the power of friendships among smart, complicated and ambitious young people on the cusp of adulthood.

Season one, which debuted on UK online network BBC3 in 2017, saw childhood friends Georgia (Aisling Franciosi) and Holly (Synnøve Karlsen) drawn into an elite group of girls after enrolling at Edinburgh University.

The show returned for a second season last November, in which Holly returns and encounters a group of men that leads her to become involved in a campus-wide scandal.

In this DQTV interview, writer, creator and executive producer Jess Brittain talks about how her own experiences at university inspired the series and discusses her fondness of dramas that are brave and thought-provoking, citing HBO’s Sharp Objects as a recent example.

She also sheds light on her writing process and reveals what she thinks is the key to successfully developing a television drama.

Clique is a Balloon Entertainment and BBC Studios drama for BBC3. The distributor is All3Media International.

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