BBC One has commissioned Life, a new six part drama exploring the lives of four separate households whose flats are all located in a single house.
Written by Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster, King Charles III, Press, Trauma) and produced by Drama Republic, the series will film in Manchester later this year.
Bartlett said: “It’s hugely exciting to be working with Drama Republic and the BBC again, to tell a brand new, epic story about seemingly ‘ordinary’ people who turn out to be anything but.”
Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, added: “Mike’s talent for creating extraordinary characters and recognising powerful truths in ordinary life singles him out as one of the most popular compelling writers of our age. Life is the perfect vessel for all of that talent.”