Irish actor and Sherlock star Andrew Scott is set to star in a new drama for Channel 4, Dates.

Digitalspy reports that the nine-part series from Skins creator Bryan Elsley examines modern relationships with each episode focusing on a different date.

Scott has now joined up to star in one episode as has Irish Merlin star Katie McGrath.

Also signed up for the series are Fresh Meat star Greg McHugh, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps' Will Mellor and Quartet actress Sheridan Smith. Ben Chaplin, Neil Maskell, Oona Chaplin, Gemma Chan, Montana Thompson and Sian Breckin will also appear.

The series is currently shooting in London and will be on air this summer.