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ITV Renews ‘The Bay’ For Season 5

More crime-solving in Morecambe

by Dave Elliott

ITV Renews ‘The Bay’ For Season 5

ITV is heading back to The Bay as the UK broadcaster announces the Morecambe-based crime drama will return for Season 5.

The crime drama, written by Daragh Carville, follows a Family Liaison Officer who works for the West Lancashire Police Service. A fresh take on crime, whereby tension arises not only from the investigations but from lies and internal conflicts. The fourth series saw Marsha Thomason, playing Jenn Townsend, having settled into Morecambe CID alongside cast regulars Daniel Ryan, Erin Shanagher, Andrew Dowbiggin and Thomas Law.

“We’re delighted to be returning to Morecambe for another series of The Bay,” said ITV by Head of Drama, Polly Hill. “The series is a huge success story for ITV and we’re grateful to Catherine Oldfield, Daragh Carville and the team at Tall Story Pictures for continuing to create compelling stories and characters.”

The series also saw the return of Barry Sloane as Chris Fischer, Jenn’s partner, and Georgia Scholes as Chris’s daughter Erin, and David Carpenter and Emme Hayes as Conor and Maddie, Jenn’s children.

“Daragh and I couldn’t be happier to be heading back to Morecambe with Marsha and the team for another case,” adds Catherine Oldfield, Executive Producer, Tall Story Pictures.  “We love making the show and so we’re delighted to be producing another series for ITV and viewers at home and abroad.“

Filming begins later this year on the new series, with further casting news to be announced. The fifth season 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. The drama 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.

The Bay‘ Seasons 1 to 4 can be found on ITVX right now. If you want to keep track of this or any other shows, you can add them via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when they get a UK premiere date.

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