Channel 5 has greenlit new drama, The Wives, created by Helen Black

The Wives is a six-part domestic thriller created and written by Helen Black and produced by Gaumont UK, in association with Banijay Rights.

The mystery drama follows the unravelling of one family in a summer that changes all their lives. Last year, four sisters-in-law and their families escaped to their Maltese holiday apartments, as they have done every summer for fifteen years. Sylvie was happily married, Natasha was swimming in wealth, and Beth and Annabelle were thick as thieves. But this year, as they come together again, everything is different. Sylvie is now single and loving life, Natasha is hiding a desperate financial situation, Beth is barely keeping her life together and Annabelle is dead.

The Wives is written by Helen Black (Time S2, Life and Death in the Warehouse), Ciara Conway (Screw, Holby City) and Jamie Jackson.

The Wives will begin filming in Malta early next year and is set to air later in 2024.

Helen Black and Ciara Conway are both represented by Frances Arnold.