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Sherlock actress Louise Brealey to star in new BBC drama 'Clique'

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The Benedict Cumberbatch-starring Sherlock won big at Sunday’s Emmy Awards, taking home the trophy for best television movie. And, now, there is more good news for Baker Street fans with the announcement that actress Louise Brealey, who plays the Holmes-helping pathologist Molly Hooper on the show, is starring in a new BBC drama called Clique.

Created by Jess Brittain (Skins), the show concerns two best friends who are drawn into an elite clique of alpha girls led by lecturer Jude McDermid (Brealey) in their first few weeks at university. Brealey’s costars include Synnove Karlsen, Aisling Franciosi, and Emun Eliot.

Clique is about the different ways ambition plays out in young women at university,” creator Brittain said in a statement. “It’s a heightened version of a certain type of uni experience, pulled from my time at uni, then ramped up a few notches into a psychological thriller. Clique goes to some pretty dark places. But returns, always, to the key female friendships of our central characters.”

Clique begins shooting this week in Edinburgh, Scotland, and will premiere next year.

Brealey tweeted about her casting, and her recent haircut, earlier Monday, writing, “New do. New job.”

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