The Bay to return for a second series on ITV

With Morven Christie and Daniel Ryan both reprising their roles as DS Lisa Armstrong and DI Tony Manning.

Set in the coastal town of Morecambe, the first series of The Bay followed the case of two missing teenage twins, Holly and Dylan Meredith, who disappeared from their home.

Written by Daragh Carville, it saw Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong, assigned to a missing persons investigation, further complicated by her less than professional connection to the family.

Over six weeks the series built to a gripping series finale and each episode was watched by an average consolidated audience of 7 million per episode.

Speaking about the new series, ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill said “I am delighted with the audience response to The Bay. It