Endemol Shine International has secured a deal with TF1 in France for the new drama series Deep Water, which debuts tonight on ITV in the U.K.
Set in England’s Lake District, the drama follows three mothers, all with a child in the same class at school. Behind closed doors, each seemingly ordinary woman is struggling with a moral and ethical crisis.
The thriller stars Anna Friel (Marcella, Butterfly), Sinéad Keenan (Little Boy Blue) and Rosalind Eleazar (Howards End, Rellik). Produced by Kudos for ITV, the six-parter was adapted by Anna Symon (Mrs Wilson, Indian Summers) from the Windermere series of novels by Paula Daly.
Deep Water is produced by Rebecca Hodgson (Free Rein, Good Cop, The Road to Coronation Street), directed by Harry Wootliff (Only You) with Karen Wilson (The Tunnel, Utopia, Hustle), Diederick Santer (Tin Star, Man in an Orange Shirt, Grantchester) and Anna Symon as executive producers.
Sophie Leveaux, artistic director of acquisitions and international drama development at TF1, commented: “We are pleased with the acquisition of Deep Water and will soon offer this series to TF1 viewers. Its production quality, its brilliant writing and its formidable cast will make Deep Water a great asset for TF1’s programming. Thanks to the Kudos and ITV teams.”
Cathy Payne, chief executive of Endemol Shine International, commented: “ESI is thrilled to be working with TF1 on Deep Water. We look forward to the French audience engaging with the emotional journeys of our characters across this very relatable contemporary drama.”