Poppy Lee Friar and Jane Asher have been cast in leading roles in CBBC’s series EVE, TVWise has learned.
EVE is a 13 episode science fiction series which follows the adventures of a robot living with a family in suburbia and trying to make sense of human life as a teenage girl.
Poppy Lee Friar has been cast as the EVE, a highly-sentient robot living with a family in modern-day suburban Britain; while Jane Asher will play Mary Douglas, who is described as “a maverick genius scientist”.
The sci-fi series was created by Emma Reeves & David Chikwe and is produced by Argonon owned indie Leopard Drama. Jez Swimer and Peter Gallagher are set to produce, while Sue Nott and Ruth Caleb are serving as the executive producers. Argonon International is handling global distribution.
Poppy Lee Friar, repped by Curtis Brown, has previously appeared on such shows as Mr Selfridge and In The Club. Jane Asher’s previous credits include Holby City, Dancing On The Edge and Matt Lucas’ upcoming BBC One silent comedy Pompidou. She is represented by United Agents.