As an army of fans continue to search for a viewing experience to replace the hugely successful L-word, the BBC tries to woo mourning viewers with their seductive new drama. Delayed from its intended spring release, Lip Service follows the lives and loves of a group of twenty-something lesbians living in Glasgow.
A far cry from the glamour of LA it might be, but can it compete in content. Clearly the winning formula hasn’t bypassed creator Harriet Braun as the army of clichéd characters are set to saunter onto our screens; Frankie – ( former Spooks star Ruta Gedmintas) is the promiscuous heartbreaker with a troubled past (sound familiar?) As she returns home from America, drama descends upon the lives of her friends and former lovers.
Production company Kudos (the team behind Hustle, Ashes to Ashes, and Spooks) take the reins, so at the least we can expect a beautifully shot drama, but whether or not it will have series enduring substance is yet to be seen. A cynic might speculate that its slot on BBC 3 suggests a lack of faith in the six part series. Perhaps the programmers cautiously recognise its precarious position between gritty drama, and awkward viewing, but they might just pull this one out of the bag.Join TVScoop on Facebook for exclusive competitions and gossip