The second season of ITV’s drama series Prey will premiere on Wednesday December 9th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Prey’s second season, which is not a direct sequel to season one, will tell the story of Prison Officer David Murdoch, whose life becomes complicated when events spiral out of control on a routine visit to a Manchester hospital with a female prisoner. David takes a phone call, which will change his life forever and suddenly sees him on the wrong side of the law. With the life of his heavily pregnant daughter, Emma, threatened, David has no alternative but to go ‘on the run’ and inadvertently becomes ‘the prey.’
Original cast member Rosie Cavaliero is reprising her role as DS Susan Reinhardt. While new cast additions include Philip Glenister as David Murdoch; Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as DC Richard Iddon, DS Susan Reinhardt’s (Cavaliero) new partner; MyAnna Buring as Jules Hope, the female prisoner David is escorting who quickly becomes his hostage when he gets “the call”; Ralph Ineson as DCI Mike Ward, DS Reinhardt’s new boss; and Sammy Winward as David’s pregnant daughter Emma. Kieran O’Brien and Lisa Millet also star.
Prey proved to be a critical and ratings hit when the three-episode first season, which starred John Simm, debuted last year and ITV’s Peter Fincham said around the same time that he was keen to greenlight a second season, which finally happened in April. Series creator Chris Lunt returned to pen the scripts for the second season. Red Production Company is producing, with Tom Sherry back as the series producer, while Nicola Shindler once again served as the executive producer. Humans helmer Lewis Arnold is the director.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.