ITV Places Series Order For Girlfriends From Kay Mellor

ITV has ordered Girlfriends, a new six-part drama from Kay Mellor (In the Club), about three women who are approaching 60 and struggling to cope with life’s problems.

Whilst on their anniversary cruise, Linda’s husband Micky disappears from their cabin. He’s been drinking heavily and when the balcony door is found ajar, it seems that he may have committed suicide or accidentally fallen into the sea.

Meanwhile, Sue has spent the last 30 years having an affair with bridal magazine editor, John, who is also the father of her adult son, Andrew. However, John has taken a shine to younger model Stacey and wants to promote her into Sue’s job as Features Editor.

Finally, Gail has received her decree nisi from husband Dave and has six weeks and a day to win him back before the divorce becomes absolute. But can Gail switch her focus from wayward son Tom, who has just been released from prison, and grandson Ben to concentrate on saving her marriage?

Kay Mellor said: “Linda, Sue and Gail are in the autumn of their lives and in many ways their lives should be sorted, but instead each year brings another set of problems. There are plenty of secrets, lies and revelations that send shockwaves through their friendship – it’s a delicious drama to write and I hope the audience enjoy watching it as much as I’m enjoying writing it.”

Girlfriends will begin filming in Leeds, York and Harrogate during summer 2017.