Filming Begins On New Clique From Skins Creator

Clique, a seductive new six part drama for the BBC by Jess Brittain (Skins) began filming in Edinburgh this week. The series follows best friends Georgia (Aisling Franciosi) and Holly (Synnove Karlsen) as they become drawn into an elite clique of alpha girls.

Childhood friends Georgia and Holly are only a few weeks into the so-called best years of their lives at university in Edinburgh, when Georgia gets drawn into the elite clique of alpha-girls, led by lecturer Jude McDermid.

Georgia’s effortless entry into the clique initially leaves Holly out in the cold, but as Georgia’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, Holly is compelled to follow her into Jude’s closely guarded circle.

What she discovers is a seductive world of lavish parties, populated by Edinburgh’s highest-powered business men and women. But it’s a world underpinned by sordid compromise, and as Holly exposes its deeply corrupt core, the danger mounts from all angles, for her and for Georgia.

Jess Brittain says: “Clique is about the different ways ambition plays out in young women at university. It’s a heightened version of a certain type of uni experience, pulled from my time at uni, then ramped up a few notches into a psychological thriller. Clique goes to some pretty dark places. But returns, always, to the key female friendships of our central characters.”