ITV 2 has commissioned a new drama series about four twenty something witches.
Switch stars former EastEnder Lacey Turner, Hollyoaks and Inbetweeners actress Hannah Tointon, Phoebe Fox and Nina Toussaint-White as the Camden Town based foursome.
The show will chart the girls struggle as they make their way in the world. Stella (Lacey Turner) is the careerist. Always immaculately dressed and with a rotten boss, Janet, who takes great pleasure in telling terrified Stella she’s crap at her job and should find another profession.
Jude (Nina Toussaint-White) is the fashionista of the bunch, stylish, sexy and clothes conscious she works in a fashion store and certainly has an eye for the boys! Free-spirited and cool Gerry, a guitarist in an indie band, is one of her conquests. Miles is another, but is he really straight?
Newest to London and struggling to cope with the Big City is Grace (Phoebe Fox). She has a traditional attitude to witchcraft, a strong moral sense and tends to pull the girls back from the brink when they are teetering on the edge of disaster.
Hannah (Hannah Tointon) is the traveller of the pack, who arrives from India at the beginning of the drama. Although devoted to the girls wherever she is in the world, Hannah is restless and a commitment–phobe. She’s also the most spontaneous of the quartet.
The 6-part series has been commissioned by ITV’s Drama Commissioning team Laura Mackie and Sally Haynes from independent producers Touchpaper Television.
Executive Producer and Touchpaper’s Managing Director, Rob Pursey said the show “is an upbeat, funny drama about four young witches trying to make their way in the big city.
“They want to live a modern life, not one based on their mothers’ old-fashioned rituals. But modern life presents serious problems, and our girls can’t help casting the occasional spell to try to sort things out…”
Alongside the Witches of Camden there’s a brooding dark force in the form of the Witches of Kensington – Alexa, India, Romola and Remy. These girls aren’t to be messed with. They are sworn enemies and when they set their sights on making life hell for our quartet the lengths they’ll go to is pure evil!