Drifters is a brand new six-part comedy series coming to E4 this autumn, about three best friends living in Leeds who’ve graduated, had a year out and are struggling to find a job that doesn't suck, a place to live that is half decent and a boyfriend they actually like.
Initially billed as a female Inbetweeners, the show
explores the very funny, very humiliating experiences of Meg, her
eccentric cousin Bunny and their friend Laura, as they discover that life might just be a bit tougher
than they had imagined…
From demeaning Promotions jobs complete with mad outfits (well, have you
ever dressed as a mobile phone to pay the rent?) to pursuing the men of
their dreams - yet dating the men of their nightmares - the girls face
#FML-worthy disasters in both their work and personal lives.
Jessica Knappett (represented by United Agents) stars in
the lead role as Meg in her first self-penned comedy, Drifters. Her most
recent roles have been on the big screen as Neil’s love-interest Lisa in
The Inbetweeners Movie and in the Alan Partridge Movie: Alpha Papa. Jessica was a founder member of acclaimed sketch
group Lady Garden.
Lauren O'Rourke (represented by United Agents) plays Meg's best friend Laura.
Birmingham born stand-up comedian Lauren’s
most recent role was Nicole in The Inbetweeners Movie.
Lydia Rose Bewley (represented by Independent Talent) from Leicestershire plays Meg's eccentric cousin Bunny. Lydia also appeared in The Inbetweeners Movie in the role of Jane. She also appeared in the 2013
comedy Plebs, ITV2. Lydia's older brother Charlie Bewley is best known for his
role as the vampire Demetri in The Twilight Saga films. Lydia
graduated from the Oxford School of Drama in 2007.
Bob Mortimer and Arabella Weir star as Meg’s parents and Nick Mohammed is the girls’ insufferable jobs-worth boss Malcolm.
The series is directed by Simon Delaney and produced by Bwark Productions, a Zodiak Media Company, the company behind E4's multi-award winning series and film, The Inbetweeners.