Last week I attended the launch of Glue and caught up with Yasmin Paige and Jessie Cave to find out more about E4's newest series and their characters Ruth and Annie.
When you think of great drama, E4 may not be the obvious channel you turn to, but when Glue arrives on Monday, this is all about to change. Yes they've had Skins and My Mad Fat Diary in the past, but in my opinion, Glue is way better than either of those. Glue is aimed at a slightly older audience than Skins and My Mad Fat Diary, so when I read the description 'Skins in the country' I worry a little bit, because having seen the first episode, Glue is much more than that.
The script is brilliantly clever and if I were to make a more accurate comparison, it would have to be 'Broadchurch for a younger audience'. Glue is set in Overton, a tiny village in the English countryside, and when the body of a local teenage boy is found underneath the wheels of a tractor, the villagers in this remote community, his friends, are forced to open up their world and watch their secrets spill out. Secrets that will change their particular brand of country life forever.
The 8-part series features a largely young cast, and starring alongside Jordan Stephens from Rizzle Kicks, who makes his acting debut in Glue are the brilliant Charlotte Spencer (Angelina Ballerina), Yasmin Paige (Pramface), Jessie Cave (Harry Potter), Callum Turner (Leaving), Billy Howle (New Worlds), Faye Marsay (Fresh Meat), Tommy McDonnell (Chasing Shadows) and Tommy Knight (Waterloo Road).