Lacey Turner To Star In Bewitching New ITV2 Drama

She'll put a spell on you

ITV2 has announced new supernatural drama Switch, which will follow the lives of four young witches living in London town.

Eastenders star Lacey Turner will lead the cast as an “immaculately dressedâ€? career girl by day and a secret ‘Witch of Camden’  by night.

She will be joined by Nina Toussaint-White (Doctor Who), Hannah Tointon (The Inbetweeners) and Phoebe Fox (Black Mirror).

The show has been written by Chloe Moss – who previously worked on Prisoners’ Wives – and Tim Price (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and promises to be a “vibrant, colourful, romantic and energetic drama”.

Recent RTS award-winner Laura Mackie, of ITV’s Drama Commissioning team, said: “Switch is a contemporary series about friendship with a spell-binding twist. Chloe and Tim have created four fun-loving, free-spirited characters and we’re delighted with the direction the series takes.”

During the series, the so-called ‘Witches of Camden’ fins support in each other as they struggle to cope with the pressures of modern London life. As if working out to order double mocha-choca-ccinos isn’t hard enough, these girls also have sworn enemies in the shape of the ‘Witches of Kensington’ to contend with!

Executive producer Rob Pursey (Being Human) added: “We’re delighted to be working with ITV2 and with Tim and Chloe to create this really exciting new series. Switch is an upbeat, funny drama about four young witches trying to make their way in the big city.

“They want to live a modern life, not one based on their mothers’ old-fashioned rituals.But modern life presents serious problems, and our girls can’t help casting the occasional spell to try to sort things out…”

Produced by Being Human‘s Philip Trethowan and executive produced by Touchpaper’s Rob Pursey, six 60-minute episodes of Switch will go into production in London, Cardiff and Bristol for 11 weeks from April 2012.