Jo Joyner to star in new Channel 5 thriller Riptide

The four-part drama will be filmed in Australia and is a co-production between Channel 5, Network 10 and Fremantle Australia.


Jo Joyner will play Alison, whose life is plunged into despair when her new Australian husband vanishes after a morning surf. Did he get caught in a dangerous riptide – or is there more to his disappearance than meets the eye?


Speaking about her latest role, Jo Joyner said "I am really excited to be working with the fantastic teams at Fremantle, Channel 5 and 10 in Australia, and playing Alison. She is such a warm and layered character whose world is turned upside down, just when it seemed like her life was finally coming together. I am also thrilled to be filming in the fabulous city of Melbourne and surrounding countryside, an area that I have always wanted to explore."


To which Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment, Unscripted, Channel 5 & P+, Greg Barnett added "Lie With Me proved incredibly popular with our viewers and I'm looking forward to expanding our drama slate even further, working hand in hand with our production partners Fremantle Australia and Network 10. Jo is an incredible talent, and I can't wait to see what she brings to this role"


Starring alongside Jo Joyner as Alison will be English actor Ciarán Griffiths and Australian actors David Berry, Peter O’Brien, Ally Fowler, Pia Miranda as well as rising stars Benny Turland, Asher Yasbincek and Yazeed Daher and newcomers Benjamin Samaddar and Sonya Suares.


Riptide has been created by Fremantle Australia’s Jason Herbison who executive produced Neighbours and Lie With Me which was one of Channel 5’s highest rating dramas of 2021 and will be filmed in Melbourne.


Riptide will air later this year on Channel 5