ITV/STV and Tall Story Pictures announced, on Monday 13 August 2018, casting for their new hit 6-part drama which will commence airing this week on the aforementioned channels.
The new series is an original drama and written by Daragh Carville, known for releasing a Doctor Who radio-style drama on BBC Audio called "Doctor Who At the BBC: The Plays", Mr. Carville was also heavily involved in the acclaimed series Being Human, also on the BBC.
The Bay is co-devised by Richard Clark who has directed many episodes of Life On Mars and, also, worked on Doctor Who.
Morven Christie has been cast as the lead protagonist in The Bay. She'll be portraying Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong (a fictional Lisa Armstrong, not the one off of BBC Strictly Come Dancing). DS Armstrong is described as a 'hard-working' and 'fierce' Family Liaison Officer.
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."
Joining Morven, on The Bay, will be; Louis Greatorex, Jonas Armstrong, Adam Long, Daniel Ryan, Tracie Bennett, Lindsey Coulson, Chanel Cresswell and Taheen Modak.
The Bay is depicted in the one-of-a-kind coastal town of Morecambe in Lancashire.
Catherine Oldfield has bagged the role of Executive Producer as a representative for Tall Story Pictures.
The Bay was filmed during the latter part of Summer 2018. It was made in the Morecambe area and Manchester.
You can watch ITV's trailer for The Bay below.
The Bay begins Wednesday 20 March 2019 at 21:00 on ITV / STV.