The Bay season 2: Everything we know so far

ITV’s crime drama The Bay turned out to be a huge hit following its debut earlier this year, with many comparing it to TV favourite, Broadchurch. And while others may have different feelings about that statement, one thing is for sure – The Bay had us all talking.

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So much so, that ITV has already confirmed that a second season of the drama is in the works. Yes, you can officially get excited!

Written by Daragh Carville, the man behind Being Human, The Smoke and Cherrybomb, the first season of the show introduced us to protagonist DS Lisa Armstrong (played by Morven Christie), a police Family Liaison Officer, who was assigned to a missing person investigation following the disappearance of teenage twins, Holly and Dylan Meredith.

But of course, things got very complicated, very quickly when *spoiler alert* Dylan was found dead and it was later revealed that he was killed by the father of his sister’s unborn baby after a heated argument escalated.

Now, it has been announced that DS Lisa Armstrong will return with a brand new investigation to get stuck into for the second season of the show. Here’s what we know so far…

The cast

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Morven Christie will reprise her role as Lisa for season two and it is also safe to say that her fictional boss DI Tony Manning (played by Daniel Ryan), and colleagues Med (Taheen Modak), DS Alexander Stewart (Simon Manyonda) will be making a return to the show too. Similarly, Lisa’s kids Abbie (played by Imogen King) and Rob (playeed by Art Parkinson), and her mum Penny (played Lindsey Coulson) will also be back. However, you can also expect to see some new faces, though ITV hasn’t let anything slip regarding that just yet.

The plot

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After solving the investigation with the twins, Lisa is will be back with yet another gripping case to unravel. In an interview with Digital Spy, writer Carville said: ‘Potentially each season could be a new crime happening to a new family, with our family liaison officer going in to explore that world…We’re all really excited by the other stories we could tell in this world with these characters.’

Not much else has been revealed about the potential focus of season two but judging by the events of the first season, it’s set to be full of even more twisted family dramas, troublesome relationships and violence.

When will it return?

As the first season has almost just ended, chances are we won’t be getting a release date for The Bay season s anytime soon. But our guess is that it will return next year Spring, around the same time it launched on ITV.