Poppy Lee Friar has landed the lead role in new CBBC sci-fi series Eve, announced last year, which has just completed filming in Glasgow.
Eve is a 13 episode science fiction series which follows the adventures of a robot living with a family in suburbia and trying to make sense of human life as a teenage girl.
Poppy (represented by Curtis Brown) plays Eve, a highly-sentient robot living with a family in modern-day suburban Britain. She will star alongside Jane Asher who plays Mary Douglas, described as “a maverick genius scientist”.
Poppy, was a pupil at Sylvia Young Theatre School, and previously starred as one of the ghostly sisters, Sophie in the CBBC series Dead Gorgeous, as well as playing Rosalie Selfridge in the first two series of Mr Selfridge on ITV.
Oliver Woollford (represented by Curtis Brown) from Newark as Will. He attends The Television Workshop in Notthingham, and previously starred as Grant Leetham in Channel 4's Utopia.
Also in the young cast is 16 year newcomer Eubha Akilade from Glasgow,
CBBC executive producer Sue Nott said: “Eve’s attempts to discover the essence of being human will resonate with every child trying to find their place in the world. With its heady mix of adventure, mystery and sheer fun, Eve is an exciting addition to the CBBC drama slate.”
Eve was created by Tracy Beaker Returns writer Emma Reeves & David Chikwe and is produced by Argonon owned indie Leopard Drama for CBBC.