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Channel 5's New Drama 'The Drowning' Sounds So Gripping

Channel 5's New Drama 'The Drowning' Sounds So Gripping

There's a new drama coming to Channel 5 starring Liar's Jill Halfpenny and The Bay's Jonas Armstrong - which is pretty much all the info we need to know it'll be a good'n.

Based on the story of a missing boy, The Drowning focuses on mum Jodie, whose son disappeared eight years ago.

Despite piecing her life back together over the last few years, when Jodie (played by Jill Halfpenny) catches sight of a teenage boy named Daniel, she's convinced it's her son.

Still traumatised by his disappearance, Jodie sets out to uncover the truth, sacrificing the life she has carefully re-built over the last eight years.

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Jonas Armstrong - who was at the centre of gripping ITV drama The Bay which aired last year - also stars as Jodie's lawyer brother, Jason.

Jonas Armstrong from 'The Bay' also stars as Jodie's brother, Jason (Credit: ITV)
Jonas Armstrong from 'The Bay' also stars as Jodie's brother, Jason (Credit: ITV)

Deborah Findlay (The Split) appears as Jodie's mum, meanwhile Rupert Penry-Jones (Whitechapel) plays Daniel's dad.

The four-part series is produced by Noel Clarke and Jason Maza's Unstoppable Film & Television, who are known for their work on Adulthood and Brotherhood.

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The impressive production team doesn't stop there. The series has been written by Tim Dynevor (Emmerdale) and is directed by Carolina Giammetta (Vera).

Noel and Jason said: "We are delighted to be working with the hugely talented Jill Halfpenny, Jonas Armstrong and Rupert Penry-Jones on The Drowning, which is being lead by the brilliant director, Carolina Giametta.

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"Working with Carolina and our wonderful writer, Tim Dynevor, the creative process has been a joy. We could not be more excited to collaborate with Channel 5 to bring this story to the screen."

Sebastien Cardwell, Channel 5's director of programmes, added: "We are thrilled to be working with the team at Unstoppable on this exciting addition to Channel 5's ever growing drama slate. We hope that audiences will be gripped across the series."

While it's unknown when the drama will air, we're hoping it will be some point this year. In the meantime, Series 2 of ITV's Liar will arrive on our TV screens on Monday 2nd March.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Celebrity News, TV News, Channel 5

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