Here's when the new series of The Bay hits our TV screens

The new series of popular ITV drama The Bay comes to our TVs later this month.

Thursday, 7th January 2021, 2:22 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th January 2021, 2:26 pm
ITV drama The Bay, is filmed and set in Morecambe. Picture: Tall Story Pictures 2019

Morven Christie and Daniel Ryan will return as DS Lisa Armstrong and DI Tony Manning, alongside Taheen Modak as DC Med Karim and Imogen King and Art Parkinson as Lisa’s children Abbie and Rob, in the second series of The Bay, which is filmed largely in Morecambe.

The new series will start on January 20.

Joining the cast this time around are Joe Absolom (A Confession, Doc Martin), James Cosmo (His Dark Materials, The Name of the Rose, Game of Thrones), Stephen Tomkinson (DCI Banks, Trollied), Sharon Small (Trust Me, Mistresses), Sunetra Sarker (Ackley Bridge, Informer), Owen McDonnell (Killing Eve, My Mother and Other Strangers), Steven Robertson (Shetland, T2: Trainspotting), Amy James-Kelly (Safe, Military Wives Choir), Kerrie Taylor (Fallen, Where The Heart Is), Wendy Kweh (Silent Witness, Holby City) Julia Haworth (Clink,Coronation Street) and Jack Archer, making his professional screen debut.

Joe Absolom, who plays new character Andy Warren, told Digital Spy:"It's like Game of Thrones in Morecambe."

Series two begins with Lisa Armstrong at a low ebb: forced to do menial police work whilst she watches Med go from strength to strength.

But a new case involving a shocking murder within a loving family brings Lisa unexpectedly back into the front line. She must get under the skin of a new family and prove her worth; to her colleagues, to her family and to herself.

Creator Daragh Carville, who lives in Lancaster with his wife, novelist Jo Baker, and their two children, said: "I’m absolutely delighted to be returning to the world of The Bay and picking up the story of police detective Lisa Armstrong, as she faces massive new challenges both at work and at home.

"And once again our story plays out against the stunning backdrop of Morecambe Bay, with its beautiful views, its dangerous tides and its hidden secrets."