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The Bay (ITV 2019, Morven Christie, Jonas Armstrong)

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Crime drama series The Bay is set in the unique coastal town of Morecambe and filming will begin in August in and around the Morecambe area, and Manchester.

When Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong is assigned to a missing persons investigation, at first it seems like any other – tragic, but all too familiar. As a Family Liaison Officer, she’s trained never to get emotionally involved. Her job is to support families during the worst time of their lives whilst also to be the eyes and ears of the police investigation; a cuckoo in the nest. But there’s something very different about this particular case. With horror Lisa realises she’s got a personal connection with this frightened family; one that could compromise her and the investigation. As she grapples to get justice for the grieving family, Lisa discovers it could come at a cost.

Morven Christie said: ““Lisa is such a refreshingly real character – brilliant and flawed, trying to make everything work, and often failing. I adore her. And I loved Daragh’s scripts, rooted in the families and community of this distinctive town. I can’t wait to get stuck in with Lee and the team, and this fantastic cast he has put together. I hope we’re going to make something that feels raw and real, as well as being a hugely compelling story.”

Executive Producer Catherine Oldfield said: “We are so thrilled to have the hugely talented Morven Christie to lead the cast as DS Lisa Armstrong. Daragh’s wonderful writing and Lee’s brilliant vision for the show have drawn this amazing cast to The Bay and we can’t wait to see them bring the scripts to life for ITV.”

Daragh Carville added: “I’m beyond proud that this brilliant cast is coming on board to tell the story of The Bay. I can’t wait to welcome them to Morecambe.”

production details
UK / ITV – Tall Story Pictures / 6×50 minutes / In production

Writer: Daragh Carville
Executive Producer: Catherine Oldfield
Producer: Philip Leach
Directors: Lee Haven Jones, Robert Quinn

cast
Morven Christie as Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong
Jonas Armstrong
Tracie Bennett
Lindsey Coulson
Chanel Cresswell
Louis Greatorex
Adam Long
Taheen Modak
Daniel Ryan

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