Channel 4 have unveiled the trailer for new series Dates from Bryan Elsley, creator of the seminal E4 show Skins.
Dates steps into the social minefield that is 21st century dating and stars; Ben Chaplin (Thin Red Line), Sheridan Smith (Quartet), Andrew Scott (The Town, Sherlock), Neil Maskell (The Mimic, Utopia), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones,The Hour), Greg McHugh, (Fresh Meat), Will Mellor (Broadchurch), Katie McGrath (Merlin), Gemma Chan (Fresh Meat), Montana Thompson (Story of Tracey Beaker) and Sian Breckin (Tyrannosaur).
The series will invite people from all walks of life from around the country, who are looking for love. Using a fixed-rig, the series will film new couples each week in a unique restaurant – where everyone is on a first date. From the moment they lay eyes on each other to their parting glance, the hour-long programmes will show every shared joke, faux pas and blossoming connection as the series aims to see first love unfolding.
At the end of every date, the couples will talk candidly to the camera about their evening and answer the killer question – will they see each other again? In a twist to the series, if the answer is a resounding no, some of the unsuccessful daters will be able to appeal to the nation. They will ask the viewing public to put themselves forward as their potential next date, by applying on channel4.com/firstdates. Just a few days later, if the dater chooses them, the viewer could be sitting opposite them in the next First Dates episode.
Dates begins Monday 10th June on Channel 4