A blog from Al, head writer on The Cut...
Whilst we're off air, our writing team has been working hard to develop stories for Series 3. Thanks to all of you who submitted ideas - they were very helpful, and we hope you'll see how we've used them later in the year.
Before that, we hope you like Series 2 - there are some really juicy stories coming up - the best yet, I think. Last week, we had the readthrough for the final episodes with the cast and crew, and only then did they find out their fates. All I can tell you is that there are some big surprises coming your way.
Series 2 has been a blast - it's great to have welcomed our newbies to the show, they're a lovely gang to work with and it's a lot of fun figuring out with the writing team what journeys to take their characters on. The storyline ideas you submitted to us in December last year were very helpful in creating the series, and we tried to make sure we used as many as possible.
Some examples, Bee asked us whether we could do a storyline about "siblings that don't get along" which spurred us on to develop the character who became Alex. Another suggestion that we took onboard was from Lucy, who said "I'd love to see a storyline between two best friends (girl and boy) and they like each other at contrasting times, both too shy to ask the other out". Well, Lucy, please keep watching Cam and Frankie...you never know. We got a great steer from Eilidh, who asked for "serious issues that affect teenagers, but dealt with through comedy! You always pay more attention when it's funny!". I agree with that totally, and so we've tried to warm up Series 2 for you guys, and we'll continue to try to make it funny for Series 3.
And on that note, my personal favourite comment that was submitted was from Ruby, who asked for us to write a story about a character who "rides a horse and other people think they are really posh and horrible when in actual fact they are nicer than everyone else". I am definitely going to try and use that somewhere! Eyes peeled.
So, loud and clear, we love hearing from you guys, and we take great interest and care with your suggestions, so please keep them coming.
Hope you enjoy the rest of Series 2.
(Ps. If you're a budding writer, then you need Al's top writing tips! They're here)