EXCLUSIVE: Rosie Cavaliero (Cabbage & Pat), Craig Parkinson (The Mill), Adrian Edmondson (Bottom), Heather Peace (Lip Service), Charlie Concannon (Moving On), Anastasia Hille (Snow White And The Huntsman) and Ezra Dent-Watson have joined the cast of ITV’s upcoming three-part drama serial Prey, which hails from television newcomer Chris Lunt and Scott & Bailey producers Red Production Company.
Cavaliero has been cast as Detective Sergeant Susan Reinhardt, the police office tasked with bringing in Detective Constable Marcus Farrow; Parkinson as Detective Constable Sean Devlin, Farrow’s best friend and one of the few people he can turn to; Edmondson as Assistant Chief Constable Warner, who tasks DS Reinhardt to bring in Farrow; Peace as Abi Farrow, Marcus’ wife; Concannon as Max, Farrow’s son; Hille as Detective Inspector Andrea Mackenzie, one of Farrow’s colleagues and one of the few people he can turn to; and Dent-Watson as Finn, Farrow’s other son. They join previously announced main cast member John Simm (Mad Dogs) who is playing lead character Marcus Farrow. Production on Prey is now underway in Manchester, with ITV eyeing a 2014 premiere.
Created by television newcomer Lunt, Prey tells the story of a man on the run, desperate to clear his name for the sake of his family. When Detective Constable Marcus Farrow (John Simm), a well-liked copper with a wife (Heather Peace) and two kids (Charlie Concannon and Ezra Dent-Watson), is found at the scene of a brutal crime his world starts to collapse. Arrested and charged, it seems Farrow’s fate is sealed. So when he gets the opportunity to escape, he seizes it with both hands. Now Farrow is on the run in Manchester. Detective Sergeant Susan Reinhardt (Rosie Cavaliero) is tasked with catching him, and so begins a high-stakes game of cat and mouse across the city. But Farrow is not just trying to evade capture. He is determined to find the truth – to get to the bottom of the crime of which he stands accused, and clear his name in the eyes of his family. As a wanted killer, Farrow has few allies. The only people he can turn to are his best friend DC Sean Devlin (Craig Parkinson), and colleague DI Andrea Mackenzie (Anastasia Hille), but with Reinhardt breathing down his neck, Farrow knows he must be careful. With the clock ticking, will Farrow evade capture long enough to find the truth, or will Reinhardt get to him first? Red Production Company is producing the drama with Nicola Shindler serving as the executive producer. Nick Murphy is attached to direct.