Downton Abbey's Siobhan Finneran, Gavin & Stacey's Alison Steadman, Prisoners' Wives Natalie Gavin, Game of Throne's Mark Addy and East is East's Jimi Mistry star in the second series of BBC1's The Syndicate.
The second series follows a new group of lottery winners in the aftermath of their windfall. Hospital workers Rose, Mandy, Alan, Tom and Becky win an astonishing 72 million pounds but along with the initial joy the win brings "dark moments and revelations to come."
Kay Mellor, the series' writer and producer, says: "I think The Syndicate is timely and reflects what’s going on today in the worst recession we’ve known. As more people are being made redundant and cuts continue to wound, ordinary people are struggling and more and more of them are doing the lottery, seeing it as a chance of lifting them out of poverty and debt... It’s fascinating for me to explore how winning the lottery could change their lives."
She went on to say: "This is an instant from rags to riches story and how you handle yourself during and post that transition says a lot about your character."
The first series of The Syndicate aired last year and starred Timothy Spall, Joanna Page, Matthew McNulty, Matthew Lewis and Lorraine Bruce as supermarket workers from Leeds who won a life-changing amount of money.
The Syndicate starts 19 March at 9:00pm on BBC1