Series four of The Syndicate will be a stand-alone six-part series, set between Leeds and Las Vegas.
When the owners of Woodvale Kennels announce they are selling the business to a larger company, the staff are devastated to realise they may well be out of a job.
As the team’s future is thrown into question the weekly lottery looks like their only lifeline. So when the friends check the ticket and the machine goes off they are ecstatic! But is everything as it seems and will our syndicate get what’s rightfully theirs? Set between Leeds and Las Vegas, we see our kennel workers spend every last penny they own to see justice done.
Described as a ‘cat-and-mouse’ thriller, Kay Mellor speaking about the new series said "I’m thrilled to be working with the BBC again. As ever, it’s a brand-new Syndicate and has a fresh and unique transatlantic story. I couldn’t resist setting this series in a dog kennels either. I have a Shih-tzu myself and love animals - they say you should never work with kids or animals but I’m a sucker for a challenge and can’t wait to get started.”
Kay Mellor of course a BAFTA award-winning writer who created a number of hit shows over the years alongside The Syndicate including Band Of Gold, Fat Friends, In The Club and Girlfriends.
The BBC Controller of Drama Piers Wenger said “We are so happy to have The Syndicate coming back for a fourth series on BBC One. Kay’s gripping, intriguing and heart-warming scripts will take viewers on a rollercoaster of emotions as a brand new set of characters from a Leeds dog kennels win the lottery and set their sights on Vegas.”
After the series has aired on BBC One in the UK, it will launch as a BritBox Original in the US and Canada.
The Syndicate will return on BBC One