Prey, ITV Drama
Philip is currently filming in the northwest of England for the second series of ITV drama Prey.
Philip takes the role of Prison Officer David Murdoch whose life becomes complicated when on a routine visit to a Manchester hospital with female prisoner Jules Hope (Myanna Buring) 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 (Sammy Winward), 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 (Rosie Cavaliero), whose personal happiness seems forever blighted, tries to unravel why David is suddenly behaving totally out of character. With his reputation as a prison officer intact, Reinhardt attempts to unravel why he makes every effort to strenuously dodge the Police.
In some amazing chase sequences, Reinhardt and her new colleague, DC Richard Iddon (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett) 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.
Written by Prey creator Chris Lunt, the new three-part story will see Rosie Cavaliero reprise her role as DS Susan Reinhardt the no-nonsense, hard-working cop now reporting in to DCI Mike Ward (Ralph Ineson). Philip and Rosie Cavaliero are joined by Myanna Buring (Banished, Ripper Street), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Utopia, Misfits), Ralph Ineson (Game Of Thrones, The Office) and Sammy Winward (Emmerdale).
Also joining the cast are Kieran O’Brien (Silk, Love Life) and Lisa Millet (Cucumber, The Paradise).
The three part series is executive produced by Red founder Nicola Shindler (Banana, Cucumber, Ordinary Lies, Happy Valley) and produced by Tom Sherry (Prey, Scott & Bailey, Ordinary Lies).
Prey will be filmed in Manchester, Salford and Blackpool and directed by Lewis Arnold (Banana, Misfits, Humans).
The drama has been commissioned for ITV by Director of Drama Steve November and Controller of Drama Victoria Fea.