Drama Queens: release date, cast, premise and everything we know

 Drama Queens stars posing in a promotional image.
Drama Queens stars posing in a promotional image.

Drama Queens is an exciting new ITVBe series that follows some legendary soap names from shows like Coronation Street, Emmerdale, and Hollyoaks.

It has been billed as a "new kind of reality show", where it features some of Britain’s best soap talent. Filmed in Manchester and the North West, the series features fan favourites from three of the nation's biggest soaps.

Speaking about the appeal of the series, star Amy Walsh said: "I think as with any fly on the wall documentaries, whether it’s the Beckhams, Ed Sheeran, or whoever, anyone who enjoys getting a peek behind the scenes into people’s private lives will love it.

"And if you’re a soap fan or you follow us on Instagram then this series is like getting the fuller, glossier version of what’s going on. You’re getting the whole picture!"

Here's everything you need to know about Drama Queens...

Drama Queens release date

Drama Queens starts on Wednesday, April 10 on ITVBe and ITVX. Episodes will continue in the same timeslot for eight weeks.

Drama Queens premise

According to Lime Pictures, viewers can expect an inside look at the real, unscripted lives of these soap stars, going behind the scenes of red-carpet events, awards ceremonies, house moves, and precious family moments.  With the soap stars leading interconnected lives, the series introduces the genuine friendship groups between them, across eight episodes.

Drama Queens cast

Drama Queens star Amy Walsh
Drama Queens star Amy Walsh

The line-up for Drama Queens is Emmerdale stars Roxy Shahidi (Leyla Harding) and Laura Norton (Kerry Wyatt), Amy Walsh (Tracy Metcalfe), Coronation Street's Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt), Brooke Vincent (Sophie Webster) and Ellie Leach (Faye Windass), Hollyoaks' Jorgie Porter (Theresa McQueen) and former EastEnders star and Hollyoaks newcomers Rita Simons (Roxy Mitchell) and Jamelia (Sharon Bailey).

When asked about joining the series, Amy Walsh told us: "One of the producers at Lime Pictures who I worked with years ago on Hollyoaks approached me. We bumped into each other at last year’s National Television Awards and had a really honest, friendly chat about being new mums in this industry.

"She asked when I was going back to work after maternity and I said ‘I’m in such a predicament. I just don’t know how I’m going to juggle everything’. I think that conversation planted a seed. A few weeks later she told me about this project and asked if I wanted to be involved."

Brooke Vincent
Brooke Vincent

Meanwhile, Brooke Vincent revealed what fans might find surprising, saying: "I never usually let people see the chaos. I document real life on my Instagram, but I’m always  somewhere doing something. It’s been funny to have people along for the journey. People are  flabbergasted by how rough I look on a daily basis. I’m very much a tomboy. I am not very glam.  The majority of time I will be in a cap with my hair tied up. Day to day as a mum the last thing you want to do is put makeup on. So I document that well! "

Is there a trailer?

Yes, a trailer for Drama Queens is available and sees the stars telling fans they're excited to show off the "real me". Take a look below!