ITV orders series five of hit drama The Bay
Written by Daragh Carville and produced by Tall Story Pictures
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ITV and Tall Story Pictures, part of ITV Studios, today announce the commission of a fifth series of the hit Morecambe based drama, The Bay, written by Daragh Carville.
The fourth series saw Marsha Thomason, playing Jenn Townsend, having settled in to Morecambe CID alongside cast regulars Daniel Ryan, Erin Shanagher, Andrew Dowbiggin and Thomas Law.
The Bay has been commissioned for ITV by Head of Drama, Polly Hill. Drama Commissioner Helen Perry will oversee production of the series from the channel’s perspective.
Commented Polly Hill:
Catherine Oldfield, Executive Producer, Tall Story Pictures added:
Filming begins later this year on the new series, with further casting news to be announced. The fifth series will see the latest case for Morecambe MIU focusing on the emotionally complex life of a divided family. With the father and mother of the victim, bitterly divorced, Jenn Townsend and the team will have to tread very carefully to keep the whole family onside.
The Bay is co-created and written by award-winning writer and playwright Daragh Carville (Being Human, The Smoke, Cherrybomb), and produced by Tall Story Pictures, part of ITV Studios.
Sold in over 140 territories across the world, ITV Studios is responsible for the international distribution of The Bay.
Source ITV Press Centre
May 29, 2023 3:00am ET by ITV Press Centre