August 16, 2021 5.14 pm This story is over 33 months old

Curious Lincolnshire couples wanted for C4 series exploring open relationships

Would you take part in the social experiment?

Curious Lincolnshire couples are needed for a new Channel 4 TV series which will explore open relationships and whether they can thrive without monogamy.

Channel 4 has commissioned a bold new social experiment with the working title of ‘Open’, although an exact airing date has not yet been confirmed for the six-part series.

TV production company Firecracker Films, which is part of the Tinopolis Group, is looking for couples who are in long-term relationships but curious about whether non-monogamy could strengthen their bond.

Filming is expected to start in September 2021. Anyone interested in being involved in the show should email [email protected] or call 07709 616 280.

The series will follow a group of monogamous couples, assisted by sex and relationship therapists, as they embark on a series of intimate workshops and dates. It will road test whether the idea of having sex with other people works alongside maintaining a committed relationship.

The series was commissioned from the Channel 4’s Global Format Fund, a ringfenced spend designed to stimulate the creation of original new formats from UK-based indies for UK and international audiences.

It was commissioned by Head of Factual Entertainment Alf Lawrie with commissioning editors Tim Hancock and Vivienne Molokwu.

Tim Hancock said: “This provocative new series confronts a profound and unsettling question that is rarely asked openly – but with the insight, warmth and sensitivity of the best factual entertainment formats.”

Jes Wilkins, Chief Creative Officer at Firecracker Films, said: “I’m delighted to be in at the start of C4’s Global Format Fund journey with a new series that has so many of the provocative and purposeful hallmarks of successful shows that Firecracker have made for Channel 4 in the past.”