ITV’s Prey returning for second series

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ITV drama Prey, is returning for a second series starring Philip Glenister and Rosie Cavaliero.

Written by Prey creator Chris Lunt, and produced by Red Production Company, the three-part series sees Rosie Cavaliero reprise her role as DS Susan Reinhardt in a brand new high-octane story.

Joining Rosie will be Philip Glenister (Ashes to Ashes, Mad Dogs), who takes the role of Prison Officer David Murdoch.  His life becomes complicated when on a routine visit to a Manchester hospital with female prisoner Jules Hope events spiral out of control.  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.’

Unaware of the danger to Emma, DS Susan Reinhardt the no-nonsense, hard-working cop whose personal happiness seems forever blighted tries to unravel why David is suddenly behaving totally out of character.

In some amazing chase sequences, Reinhardt and her police colleagues go in pursuit as in desperation David handcuffs himself to Jules.  She is his only bargaining tool as he sets out to move ‘heaven and earth’ to find his beloved daughter.

ITV’s Director of Drama Steve November said: “Prey keeps you guessing every step of the way and I admire that about Chris Lunt’s scripts. They are beautifully written, unpredictable and with real pace.  Prey is a refreshing twist on the crime genre.”

Red founder & executive producer, Nicola Shindler said: “The Prey format has proved hugely successful and we’re delighted Philip Glenister has agreed to feature with Rosie Cavaliero this series. We’re grateful to Chris Lunt for writing and devising another compelling story.”

Prey will begin filming in the beginning of May in Manchester, Salford and Blackpool, and will be directed by Lewis Arnold (Banana, Misfits, Humans).