ITV Commissions The Bay From Daragh Carville

ITV has ordered six part crime drama The Bay from award winning writer and playwright Daragh Carville (Being Human).

When Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong is assigned to a missing persons investigation in Morecambe, at first it seems like any other. Tragic, but all too familiar.

As a police 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 being 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 that it could be at the cost of her own.

Head Of Drama for ITV, Polly Hill, said: “It’s always a challenge to find a fresh take on crime, but Daragh Carville has written a very real crime story about family and community, which is distinctive, compelling and beautifully crafted.”

The Bay begins filming in Morecambe and the surrounding area this summer.