6 Degrees - Series 2
6Degrees, from Stirling Productions for BBC Northern Ireland, returns for an explosive second series.
Over six half hour episodes, the series follows the lives of Jess (Georgia Maguire), Danny (Niall Wright), Conor (Cillian O'Sullivan), Sandie (Jayne Wisener), Leech (Ryan McParland) and Eva (Jamie Lee O'Donnell) as they return to university in Belfast for another tumultuous year.
They may be older, but they certainly aren’t wiser. Hearts will be broken, friendships made and trust betrayed, but within all the madness and mistakes, our students are learning the invaluable life lessons that books just can't teach.
This is a show about relationships - a crash course to adulthood. Six students, brought together by six degrees who may become life long friends, or life long enemies.
As well as award winning local freelance talent, 6Degrees has also given opportunities to first time local TV writers, Bronagh Taggart, Michael Shannon, Eoin Cleland and Aaron Archer.
Ailsa Orr, BBC Northern Ireland Head of Programmes, said: "We are absolutely delighted to have 6 Degrees as part of our original home grown drama. It offers a fascinating insight into student life and some of the important themes and issues relevant to young people today.
“It's also a showcase for some brilliant new acting talent, and has offered an important opportunity for local writers and upcoming production talent. We very much hope it will be enjoyed by a whole new generation of BBC Northern Ireland viewers.”
Anne Stirling of Stirling Productions, added: “This is a wonderful opportunity for a local company to show that good drama can be made in and about Northern Ireland".
6Degrees begins on BBC Two Northern Ireland, Tuesday, February 28 at 9,30pm and has been produced with support from Northern Ireland Screen.