Following the fortunes of lottery winners, the latest season of Kay Mellor’s The Syndicate focuses on a new group of lucky card holders. The series will follow the new cast as they attempt to navigate the days following a massive £27 million jackpot win.
Fans have had to wait more than five years for more episodes of the popular BBC drama.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Syndicate series 4.
Who is in the cast of The Syndicate series 4?
Series four of The Syndicate will be following a group of dog kennel workers who get lucky.
Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty, Men Behaving Badly) will be playing local newsagent, Frank Stevenson. The winning team of kennel workers collect their tickets from his shop, which is owned by his fiancée Cheryl.
Mark Benton (Waterloo Road, Early Doors) plays Woodvale Kennels owner Graham Woods. Before the lottery win, viewers will see the kennels under financial difficulty, as Graham struggles to keep the business open.
Katherin Rose Morely (The Mill, Call the Midwife) and Kym Marsh (Coronation Street) will be playing Keeley Sanderson and her mother Donna. Keeley works in the kennel, and is currently being chased for unpaid debt.
Taj Atwal (Line of Duty, Cold Call) and Joe Sugg (Strictly Come Dancing) play Roxy Varma and her boyfriend Sam. Roxy is a kennel worker who is desperate to find a place of her own when she discovers that she is pregnant.
Her flaky boyfriend is an aspiring musician and struggles with the idea of settling down. The Syndicate will be the YouTube star’s television acting debut.
Kieran Urquhart will be playing kennel worker Jake Thackery, and Kate McGlynn (Waterloo Road) will be playing Jake’s ex girlfriend Georgina Clarke.
Also in the cast is Emily Head (Emmerdale) as Colette Andrews, Gaynor Faye as Cheryl Armitage and Oliver Anthony as Theo.
What is The Syndicate series 4 about?
Each series of The Syndicate is a standalone story following a different lottery-winning ‘syndicate’.
The first series aired in 2012, with the second airing a year later in 2013. The most recent, series three, was on screens in 2015
The latest season of The Syndicate follows a group of colleagues who all work at a local kennel called Woodvale Kennels.
The owners of the kennels announce the business is being sold to a larger corporate name,
Keely, who works in the kennel, the lottery becomes her only lifeline, with a burden of unpaid debt herself.
Keely goes on to make a small win, however it doesn’t seem quite right with her and her friends.
They believe they should have won the jackpot of £27 million, but it seems the money has already been claimed.
The series follows the group as they attempt to find the jackpot, located somewhere between Nice and Monaco.
Neil Morrissey, who plays a character called Frank, said of the new series: “It’s a massive rollercoaster of emotions. You should be reaching for your tissues, not only to blow your nose after you’ve laughed your face off, but also with some of the terrible tragedy.
“It’s great storytelling. Right from the very beginning you should be drawn in and allow yourself to be taken on a voyage of discovery about all these amazing people and what happens to them.”
What has Kay Mellor said about the new series?
Creator of the show, Kay Mellor, has spoken about the plot of the new series.
She told the BBC: “The new series of The Syndicate is a totally fresh story set between Yorkshire and Monaco. It’s the story of a group of young kennel workers who win the lottery.
“They think they’ve won £500 to start with, which they’re delighted with, but it then becomes apparent they might have won quite a bit more than that.
“The syndicate try to track down the shopkeeper who sold them the lottery ticket – and is now in Monaco – to find out what’s gone wrong and why. It’s a cat-and-mouse chase and nothing is as it seems.”
When is The Syndicate series 4 airing?
The Syndicate series 4 will be airing on BBC One at 9:00pm.
The show will continue to air on Tuesday.
Fans will be able to catch up on the show on BBC iPlayer soon after.