Deep Water start date, cast and first look at new ITV drama

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ITV has unveiled a first trailer of its brand new drama Deep Water.

Set against the beautiful and imposing backdrop of the Lake District, Deep Water was written by BAFTA-nominated Anna Symon (Indian Summers, Mrs Wilson) and adapted from the Windermere series of novels by critically-acclaimed author, Paula Daly.

Deep Water - which will start on TV in August - takes a modern look at families, the pressure of juggling busy lives, and is an exploration of what it means to be a ‘perfect’ mother.

The cast of Deep Water is led by award winning actresses Anna Friel, Sinead Keenan and Rosalind Eleazar.

They play three complex and vibrant women, each struggling to keep their heads above very deep water.

A teaser reads: "Like all of us, they seek to do their best for their families, but face tough choices with difficult, and often messy repercussions. The women are connected by the school gates, each with children around the same age."

You can watch a first look at Deep Water in the video below...

Anna Friel plays mother of three, Lisa Kallisto, who juggles her hectic family life with running a business, which keeps her occupied at all hours.

Sinead Keenan plays physiotherapist Roz who once had a thriving private practice, but the debts run up by her soulmate Winston leave the family facing financial ruin.

Rosalind Eleazar plays Kate Riverty who seems to have it all - wealthy and attractive and with a well-drilled and highly organised family life, but is it possible Kate is too good to be true?

ITV's Head of Drama, Polly Hill 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.”

Deep Water airs on ITV this August.

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