The BBC has released the first trailer for the third season of Kay Mellor’s lotto drama The Syndicate, which is set to launch on BBC One next month.
Created by Kay Mellor, The Syndicate follows the lives of a group of ordinary people who hit it big with a lottery jackpot. The show’s third season is set at the Hazelwood Manor, which has fallen into a state of disrepair. The dire financial straits of the estate has led to a reduction in staffing levels so now there are only five on the payroll. The gardener, who years ago formed a Lottery syndicate, uses statistical analysis to pick the winning numbers to a £14 million jackpot. But shortly after the win, tragedy strikes when Dawn, the Estate’s cleaner, discovers her daughter has disappeared. Over the course of six episodes, the staff enjoy their newfound riches while the police investigation into the disappearance becomes more urgent, leading to the revelation of numerous secrets.
The cast for the third season of The Syndicate includes Lenny Henry (Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban), Elizabeth Berrington (Trying Again),Anthony Andrews (The King’s Speech), Sam Phillips (In The Flesh), Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey), Melanie Hill (Cilla) and Richard Rankin (The Crimson Field). The new run of episodes were penned by Mellor and are again being produced by her Rollem Productions banner. She also serves as a director alongside Dominic Leclerc. Yvonne Francas is the series producer, while Kay Mellor and Polly Hill executive produce.
Check out the trailer below: