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Will there be a fifth series of The Syndicate?

Here's everything we know about the future of the BBC drama 

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Eve Crosbie
TV & Film Writer
May 4, 2021
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Viewers have been enjoying BBC's The Syndicate over the past few weeks, but sadly the fourth series of the drama is set to draw to a close on Tuesday night.

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The series follows a group of lottery players whose lives are turned upside down after winning millions of pounds. But will the series be back for another instalment? Find out here…

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While it's not been officially confirmed by the BBC whether the series will return for a fifth series, we have our fingers crossed - and it seems the show's creator does too. Kay Mellor has revealed she's hopeful the show gets renewed as she's already started working on a new story.

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She told The Daily Star in April: "It took six years for the current series to come to screen.

"But there's something cooking. The ingredients are there, so it's there. But it's not cooked up yet."

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Kay Mellor has revealed she's already working on a new story

However, the famed scriptwriter behind the likes of Fat Friends and Band of Gold added that fans might have to wait a while before series five lands on screens as "before I do more of The Syndicate, I have something else I'm cooking up."

While Kay remained tight-lipped about her new project, another TV drama or comedy series could see The Syndicate series five pushed back a couple of years.

As each series of the drama tells a different story about a new group of friends winning a jackpot sum of money and how it affects their lives, fans can also expect series five - whenever it airs - to look different. As in all the series before, it will feature a brand new cast and take place in a different location.

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Line of Duty's Neil Morrissey starred in series four

Previous syndicates have included a group of supermarket workers, hospital staff and residents of a stately home. Series four followed a group of employees at a dogs kennel and featured a number of familiar faces, including Line of Duty's Neil Morrissey and Taj Atwal, The Inbetweeners' Emily Head and YouTuber and former Strictly star Joe Sugg.

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Fans have been loving the latest episodes and Twitter has been filled with positive comments on the BBC show. One person wrote: "I'm enjoying The Syndicate. Great characters, intriguing escapist storyline and beautiful Monaco locations."

"Enjoying this. Makes a change from murder stories. It's just a bit of Tues night fun," another fan tweeted, while a third said: "Cannot wait to watch the finale of #TheSyndicate tonight, although I'm sad it's coming to an end. Really hope the gang get their winnings & I hope someone goes to rescue poor Duke the Dog."

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