By Patrick Munn | May 3, 2019 - 12:01 am | No Comments
ITV has renewed police drama The Bay for a second season. The pick-up comes a little more than a week after the show's six episode first season wrapped its run on the channel. The Bay was a strong ratings performer for ITV, with the series attracting a consolidated audience of 7 million viewers and a 27% share across its six week run.
By Patrick Munn | December 3, 2018 - 5:44 pm | No Comments
Charlotte Hope (The Spanish Princess, Game of Thrones), David Avery (The Night Manager, Starred Up, Borderline) and Jacqueline Boatswain (Cuckoo, Collateral) have joined the cast of ITV's Bancroft for its second season, which is now being shot on location in Greater Manchester. Charlotte Hope has been cast as Annabel Connors, Joe Bancroft’s fiancé; David Avery as Detective Superintendent Jake Harper; and Jacqueline Boatswain as Chief Constable Frances Holland. They join returning cast members Sarah Parish, Adrian Edmondson, Adam Long, Lee Boardman, Charles Babalola, Ryan McKen and Shameem Ahmad.
By Patrick Munn | September 10, 2018 - 12:44 pm | No Comments
ITV has rounded out the cast of The Man. Ben Miller (Death In Paradise), Alexandra Roach (No Offence), Sean Sagar (Our Girl, Top Boy), Susannah Fielding (This Time With Alan Partridge), Gwilym Lee (Bohemian Rhapsody), Phoebe Nicholls (Downton Abbey), Ritu Ayra (The Good Karma Hospital), Michael Cochrane (The Archers) and Debbie Chazen (Doctor Who) have all been cast to star in the Mike Bartlett workplace bullying drama that is being toplined by Ken Nwosu (Killing Eve).
By Patrick Munn | August 24, 2018 - 1:59 pm | No Comments
ITV is getting back into business with Mike Bartlett. The commercial broadcaster has given the green-light to a The Man, a new three-part drama exploring the corrosive effects of bullying from the writer behind such shows as Trauma and Doctor Foster. Ken Nwosu (Christopher Robin, Killing Eve) is attached to star. The Man is set in a business park in Reading and follows the personal and professional life of Thomas Benson; a hard-working father and husband. Reliant on bonuses and winning pitches, Benson often finds himself leading the team when trying to win new business. When he freezes during a pitch the fall out is monumental. Determined to win back the client Thomas goes to increasingly desperate lengths to remain successful. But as he does, he begins to feel undermined, under attack and out of control. Has he lost his confidence and just feeling paranoid or is his own team, and maybe the wider world, now out to get him?
By Patrick Munn | August 13, 2018 - 11:53 am | No Comments
Morven Christie (The A Word, Hunted) has been set as the lead in The Bay, ITV's six episode police drama series which hails from Tall Story Pictures, award-winning writer Daragh Carville and Richard Clark.
By Patrick Munn | November 17, 2016 - 11:28 am | No Comments
ITV Encore is adding to their slate of originals. The ITV owned and operated pay channel has given the green-light to Bancroft, a four-part police thriller with two women at its heart, from Ice Cream Girls Scribe Kate Brooke, TVWise has learned.
By Patrick Munn | October 13, 2016 - 11:19 am | No Comments
ITV is expanding their drama slate. The commercial broadcaster has given the green-light to four new drama series, which hails from such auspices as Doctor Foster creator Mike Bartlett, The Syndicate and In The Club scribe Kay Mellor, husband and wife team Paul Rutman and Natasha Narayan, and newcomers Mark Denton & Jonny Stockwood.