Channel 4 Drama is passionate about talent. We source and develop material and strive to push the boundaries of creative ambition. Drama continues to deliver high profile and award-winning programmes, from single films to long-running series. We have creative freedom to commission talent and projects that have integrity, originality and ambition.
We have been proud to welcome several brand-new drama series, kicking off 2013 with Dennis Kelly's graphic-novel inspired thriller Utopia on Channel 4, and Tom Bidwell's heart-warming 90s coming-of-age show My Mad Fat Diary on E4. The four-part political thriller Secret state and the hard-hitting crime-drama The Fear, which aired in Winter 2012, show a long-standing commitment to serials with scale and ambition.
Upcoming new drama for 2013 includes 9-part series Dates written by Skins creator Bryan Elsley, as well as Southcliffe, Toni Grisoni's four-part drama directed by Sean Durkin (director of the critically acclaimed Martha Marcy May Marlene). We look forward to welcoming urban drama Top Boy II and sweeping period epic The New World: The Devil's Whore II, follow-ups to the hugely successful Top Boy and The Devil's Whore. Summer 2013 will also see Series 7 of Skins featuring the return of former Skins stars Hannah Murray as Cassie, Jack O'Connell as Cook and Kaya Scodelario as Effy in three individual stories.
Channel 4's reputation for brilliant comedy drama continues with Fresh Meat, which returned for a second series in Winter 2012, with a third series commissioned for Autumn 2013. E4 welcomed the fourth series of our BAFTA award-winning comedy drama series Misfits, while the well-loved Shameless, our longest running continuing series, has just finished shooting its eleventh and final series.
Channel 4 is committed to discovering and nurturing new writing talent. We continue to support new talent through two important initiatives: 4SCREENWRITING and COMING UP. Details about 4Screenwriting can be found here on the 4Talent website. Details of next year's Coming Up scheme will be available on the 4Talent website in early Summer 2013.
We are always excited to receive submissions by new writers. Please submit projects to the relevant member of the drama team via an agent or a production company. Channel 4 cannot accept unsolicited scripts from members of the public other than via the 4Screenwriting and Coming Up initiatives.
Multiplatform ideas should be submitted to our Online team, contact details can be found here.
When submitting an idea to Drama please include the word PITCH in the subject line and copy Sian Robins-Grace into all correspondence. If submitting a novel for dramatic adaptation, please bear in mind that this may take longer than 21 days, but that we will keep you informed throughout the process.