Mark Addy (Game Of Thrones), Siobhan Finneran (Benidorm), Natalie Gavin (Shameless) Jimi Mistry (East Is East) and Alison Steadman (Gavin And Stacey) have been cast in the upcoming second season of BBC One’s drama series The Syndicate. Other cast members on the show include Sally Rogers, Steven Waddington, Cathy Breeze, Jennifer James, Amelia Curtis and Karl Davies.
The show’s second season has been written by series creator Kay Mellor and follows a syndicate of five lowly paid hospital workers at St Anthony’s in Bradford, who win a life changing £72,000,000 to share between them. Mandy, Rose, Alan, Becky and Tom suddenly have more than enough money to realise all their hopes and dreams. But as Lennon and McCartney put it ‘money don’t buy you love’ and it doesn’t always buy you happiness either. Mark Addy plays Alan, a recovering alcoholic; Siobhan Finneran plays Mandy, for whom nursing has long been a career goal; Natalie Gavin plays Mandy’s daughter, Becky; Jimi Mistry plays Tom, who has been a nurse for the past 7 years; and Alison Steadman plays Rose, whose career as a dancer was put on hold when her knees gave out.
Speaking of season 2 of The Syndicate, series creator Kay Mellor, said: “The Syndicate is a drama series of our time. As the world recession bites harder and deeper, more and more people are doing the lottery. It gives them the weekly hope of winning their way out of debt and poverty. They are five little balls away from living their dream or so they think!”