Being Human's Makers Turn To Witchcraft

The makers of Being Human , independent production company Touchpaper Television, are to make Switch for ITV2, a new six-part series about four twentysomething witches living in London.

Described variously as "vibrant, colourful, romantic and energetic drama" and "a sassy new comedy", it will star Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater in EastEnders , and Box Tunnel victim Lia in Being Human series three), Nina Toussaint-White (young-River-Song Mels in Doctor Who 's "Let's Kill Hitler"), Phoebe Fox and Hannah Tointon (Katy Fox in Hollyoaks ).

The writers are Chloe Moss ( Skins / Secret Diary of A Call Girl /an online producer for Misfits ) and Tim Price ( Secret Diary of a Call Girl ).

Here's some exciting press-release quotes for ya:

Laura Mackie from ITV’s Drama Commissioning: " Switch is a contemporary series about friendship with a spell-binding twist. Chloe and Tim have created four fun-loving, free-spirited characters."

Executive producer Rob Pursey (also an executive producer on Being Human ): " Switch is an upbeat, funny drama about four young witches trying to make their way in the big city. They want to live a modern life, not one based on their mothers’ old-fashioned rituals. But modern life presents serious problems, and our girls can’t help casting the occasional spell to try to sort things out..."

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Deputy Editor, SFX

Ian Berriman has been working for SFX – the world's leading sci-fi, fantasy and horror magazine – since March 2002. He also writes for Total Film, Electronic Sound and Retro Pop; other publications he's contributed to include Horrorville, When Saturday Comes and What DVD. A life-long Doctor Who fan, he's also a supporter of Hull City, and live-tweets along to BBC Four's Top Of The Pops repeats from his @TOTPFacts account.