ITV’s three part drama The Ice Cream Girls will premiere on Friday April 19th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Based on the novel of the same name, The Ice Cream Girls follows two vulnerable teenage girls, Serena and Poppy, who in the summer of 1995 are accused of murdering their school teacher, Marcus. For seventeen years, the two girls are forced to go their separate ways and lead very different lives. But now in 2013, they are forced to confront each other and their dark, shared history. Back in 1995, Serena appeared to be from the right side of the tracks; pretty and popular with a bright future. Poppy, on the other hand, never had the opportunities Serena took for granted, and struggled through life with a disapproving stepfather who didnt want her around. Fast-forward to modern day: Serena is now married to GP Evan and they have their own 15-year-old daughter Vee. They are back in the same seaside town where the murder took place for the first time, as they care for Serena’s dying mother. Poppy is living in quite different circumstances. Having served seventeen years for a crime she still insists she didn’t commit, she has only one thing on her mind: the truth. And if she didn’t kill Marcus, then who did? The three-part drama is produced by Leftbank Pictures and stars Lorraine Burroughs (Spooks), Jodhi May (Strike Back), Martin Compston and Dona Croll.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.