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 âimmaculately dressedâ? career girl by day and aÂ secret ‘Witch of Camden’ Â 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 â who previously worked on Prisonersâ Wives â 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 ITVâs 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 weâre 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 isnât hard enough, these girls also have sworn enemies in the shape of the âWitches of Kensingtonâ to contend with!
Executive producer Rob Pursey (Being Human) added: “Weâre 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.
âThey want to live a modern life, not one based on their mothersâ old-fashioned rituals.But modern life presents serious problems, and our girls canât 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.