From today's Grauniad: The man behind Footballers' Wives is working on a drama focusing on the army and the "misfits" it attracts. Brian Park is hoping the series will do for the forces what Footballers' Wives has done for the flashy world of sportsmen, mock Tudor homes and glamour models. Provisionally called Bombshell, the ITV-commissioned series centres on the conflict between new recruits and the army's age-old traditions. The series is to be made by Shed, the production company behind Footballers' Wives, and pilot scripts have been submitted to ITV for approval. TV viewers can expect the same kind of fireworks that the outrageous storylines involving Footballers' Wives characters such as Jason, Tanya and Chardonnay have provoked. "Because it is a Shed production it will undoubtedly follow that there will be big storylines and big characters," Mr Park told MediaGuardian.co.uk. "It will explore the tensions within the modern army and the type of recruits - and misfits - they can get these days. "It is exploring the reality of modern recruits fighting the traditional aspects of army life and the culture clash that results. "Red Cap and Soldier Soldier it won't be," he said, adding the show would feature men and women "in and out of uniform". Mr Park said Shed was waiting for ITV to give the scripts the green light and he hoped to start filming later this year. The mystery surrounding the deaths of several army recruits at the Deepcut barracks and the fact the army may soon be put on a war footing has increased public interest in the forces. However, if war breaks out with Iraq the sensationalist army drama may become less attractive to ITV bosses.