Production News

Bookmark and Share
03/09/2018

Anna Friel To Lead New ITV Drama 'Deep Water'

News Image
'Marcella' star Anna Friel is to lead new ITV emotional thriller 'Deep Water'.

'Deep Water' takes a modern look at families, the pressure of juggling busy lives, and is an exploration of what it means to be a 'perfect' mother.

Set against the beautiful and imposing backdrop of the Lake District, the series is written by Anna Symon ('Indian Summers', 'The Wilsons') and adapted from the 'Windermere' series of novels by critically-acclaimed author, Paula Daly.

The six part series follows the lives of three complex and vibrant women, each struggling to keep their heads above very deep water. They are connected by the school gates, each with children around the same age. 

International Emmy winning actress Anna Friel ('Marcella', 'Butterfly') plays mother of three, Lisa Kallisto, who juggles her hectic family life with running a business, which keeps her occupied at all hours. Chaotic and disorganised, Lisa, is married to Joe who works night and day as a taxi driver.  
 
Physiotherapist Roz, played by RTS award-winning and BAFTA nominated actress Sinead Keenan ('Little Boy Blue') once had a thriving private practice, but the debts run up by her soulmate Winston leave the family facing financial ruin. If she can pay off their debts they will get their lives back on track. Roz is offered help from an unexpected quarter. The decision she makes could change the course of her life.
 
Kate Riverty played by Rosalind Eleazar ('Howards End', 'Rellik') seems to have it all - wealthy and attractive and with a well-drilled and highly organised family life. Mother to Lucinda and Fergus, and married to Guy, Kate invites her friend Lisa and husband Joe to dinner, but the evening goes spectacularly wrong for Lisa after she makes a spontaneous decision.

Principal photography has begun in the Lake District with filming to begin in the Cumbrian countryside this week.
 
ITV by Head of Drama, Polly Hill said: "Anna has cleverly woven together two of Paula's brilliant novels, to create a wonderful modern and layered series.  It's about three very different women on their own incredible and often shocking journeys, whose lives connect at the school gates. It's funny, sexy, truthful and often outrageous, and should have the audience asking what they would do to hold their own family together. I am delighted to be working with Kudos on this great new series for ITV."
 
Karen Wilson, Chief Creative Officer for Kudos and Executive Producer, added: "We are thrilled to be working with Anna and ITV on bringing these wonderful books to life, and telling stories about modern women in an interesting and beautiful part of rural Britain."
 
The drama will be produced by Rebecca Hodgson ('Free Rein', 'Good Cop', 'The Road to Coronation Street') and directed by Harry Wootliff. Karen Wilson ('The Tunnel', 'Utopia', 'Hustle'), Diederick Santer ('Tin Star', 'Man in an Orange Shirt', 'Grantchester') and Anna Symon will executive produce the series. 
 
The series will be distributed internationally by Endemol Shine International. 
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

29/09/2017
RTS Announces Nominations For North West Awards 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the nominations for its annual awards, at an event sponsored by Audio Network. Cat
27/03/2017
Production News : Channel 4 Announces New Docu-Drama Series Nightmares
Channel 4 has announced the commission of Nightmares, to be produced by Eleven; a docu-drama series will depict chilling tales of real life horror sto
21/03/2017
Production News : BBC Announce Series Dedicated To Victoria Wood
BBC One has commissioned a new series that will look back and celebrate Victoria Wood. The late comedian, writer and actress had a career spanning fou
16/03/2017
Production News : Still Game To Return For New Series
BBC one has announced that comedy series Still Game has been commissioned for a new series. The news follows the show's successful return to televisio
08/09/2017
Production News : World Boxing Super Series Heads To ITV Box Office
The new World Boxing Super Series is to air exclusively on ITV Box Office, it has been announced. The coverage will include world title bouts between
02/10/2015
RTS North West Announce Awards Shortlist
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the shortlist for its annual awards at an event hosted by CBBC presenter Lauren Lay
13/02/2020
Sky Commissions Second Series Of The Heist
Sky has commissioned a second series of The Heist from leading UK production company Shine TV, with this airing from 06 February on Sky One. Once agai
05/10/2017
Production News : ITV Announces New Consumer Series
ITV has announced details of a new three-part series, How To Spend It Well At Christmas (W/T). The consumer series will be hosted by Phillip Schofield
15/05/2017
Production News : ITV Leaders' Debate Returns To MediaCityUK
ITV has confirmed that the doc10 studios at MediaCityUK in Salford will be the venue for The ITV Leaders' Debate, which will be broadcast live on ITV
23/07/2001
ITV TO FORM NEW ONLINE DIVISION
ITV ARE to form a new division, ITV Interactive, as the unified home for all online and interactive activities and the portal operations of ITV Active
17/08/2017
Production News : BBC Two Series Back In Time Returns For Second Series
The popular Back In Time strand returns to BBC Two, with Sara Cox and social historian Polly Russell hosting as a family of five head Back In Time For
24/09/2019
Anna Valley Named Solution Architects For 'Window On The World'
AV and entertainment technology company, Anna Valley, have announced they are the solution architects and technology providers for the mixed reality "
18/11/2014
Winners Announced For RTS North West Centre Awards
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the winners of its annual awards on 15 November at the Hilton, Manchester. The even
16/05/2008
ITV Acquires Silverback
ITV has announced that it has acquired the Swedish-based independent production company and programme formats business Silverback AB. The deal is cons
20/01/2020
Production News : ITV Commissions The Pembrokeshire Murders
ITV has commissioned true crime drama The Pembrokeshire Murders starring Luke Evans and produced by World Productions. Actor Luke Evans will take the