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 to Channel 4, kicking off 2013 with Dennis Kelly's graphic-novel inspired thriller Utopia, as well as nine-part series Dates written by Skins creator Bryan Elsley. Other exciting new series included: Southcliffe, Toni Grisoni's four-part drama directed by Sean Durkin (director of the critically acclaimed Martha Marcy May Marlene); powerful historical drama series The Mill; and Run, an urban drama written by new talent Marlon Smith and Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan. E4 also welcomed two brand new shows: Tom Bidwell's heart-warming 90s coming-of-age show My Mad Fat Diary, and Youngers, a drama about a budding young music producer growing up in Peckham.
Summer 2013 saw the return of some of our favourite dramas. Series 7 of Skins featured the return of former Skins stars Hannah Murray as Cassie, Jack O'Connell as Cook, and Kaya Scodelario as Effy in three individual stories. We were also excited to present Top Boy II, the follow-up to the hugely successful Top Boy. Autumn 2013 will welcome the sweeping period epic The New World II, follow-up to The New World.
Channel 4's reputation for brilliant comedy drama continues with Fresh Meat, which will return for a third series in Autumn 2013, when E4 will also welcome the fifth series of our BAFTA award-winning comedy drama series Misfits. Meanwhile the well-loved Shameless, our longest running continuing series, has just finished shooting it's eleventh and final series.returned for a second series in Winter 2012, with a third series commissioned for Autumn 2013.
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 Autumn 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 Patrick Walters 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.