Mating Season: Dates

Sheridan Smith, Andrew Scott, Katie McGrath and more star in the new nine part drama from Skins creator Bryan Elsley


From Sherlock’s Andrew Scott to Merlin’s Katie McGrath, Bafta winner Sheridan Smith and Fresh Meat’s Greg McHugh and Gemma Chan, new Channel 4 drama Dates is peppered with familiar faces. 


Exploring the minefield that is 21st century romance, the new nine-part series from Skins creator Bryan Elsley takes viewers on a roller coaster ride, through confessions, lies, role-playing, crises of confidence and sexual confusion, as it tells the intimate tales of a series of dates while exposing the background behind the individuals we meet.


Also featuring Ben Chaplin (Thin Red Line), Neil Maskell (Utopia), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones, The Hour), Will Mellor (Broadchurch), Montana Thompson (The Story of Tracey Beaker), and Sian Breckin (Tyrannosaur), this brand new drama promises to be the answer to our collective curiosity about dating.