E4 has commissioned a new six part drama series from Kudos Film and Television, continuing the channel’s investment in originated drama series, following the recent success of teen hit Skins.
Thw Cut follows the story of Lila who, despite being an awkward 19 year old with a psychotic mother, gets a place at The Cut - a top London school for performing arts. But The Cut isn’t full of typical stage school kids and Lila soon stumbles across the other school mis-fits. At last Lila’s found people like her, people with talent, a taste for tequila and a whole load of problems that make even her life seem ordinary, well almost. The Cut explores the world of a group of unlikely friends who have just one chance to prove they’ve got what it takes to make it.
Written by Holly Phillips, The Cut further highlights E4’s commitment to being a launch pad for new talent, both on and off screen. The series will begin filming in the summer, in London, with Jane Featherstone and Simon Crawford Collins as executive producers. The series will TX on E4 in the Autumn.
Danny Cohen, Head of E4 and Factual Entertainment says: 'I'm delighted that we're working with Kudos on a major drama for E4. I'm keen for the channel to continue to build its reputation for quality home-grown programmes.'
Jane Featherstone, Executive Producer and Joint Managing Director of Kudos says: '’We’re thrilled to be able to bring new writing of the calibre of Holly Phillps to E4. Written from the heart, The Cut is a sassy, fun, intelligent look at a group of talented youngsters following their dreams of fame, and learning what's really important on the way.'