ITV has commissioned the six-part relationship drama Deep Water, to be produced by Kudos and distributed internationally by Endemol Shine International.
The female-led ensemble series is set in the Lake District. It is written by Anna Symon (Indian Summers, The Wilsons) and adapted from the Windermere series of novels by Paula Daly.
The drama focuses on the lives of three women living in and around the beautiful surroundings of Windermere. These women are desperately juggling work and home life and coping with the issues raised by modern parenting.
Karen Wilson (The Tunnel, Utopia, Hustle), Diederick Santer (Tin Star, Man in an Orange Shirt, Grantchester) and Symon will executive produce the drama. Sue Swift, head of books and adaptations, acquired Daly’s books for Kudos.
Polly Hill, ITV’s head of drama, said: “Anna has cleverly woven together two of Paula’s brilliant novels, to create a wonderful modern and layered series. It’s about three very different women on their own incredible and often shocking journeys, whose lives connect at the school gates. It’s funny, sexy, truthful and often outrageous, and should have the audience asking what they would do to hold their own family together. I am delighted to be working with Kudos on this great new series for ITV.”
Karen Wilson, the chief creative officer for Kudos and executive producer, added: “We are thrilled to be working with Anna and ITV on bringing these wonderful books to life, and telling stories about modern women in an interesting and beautiful part of rural Britain.”