Independent distributor All3Media International has announced the Channel 5 commission of “The Catch” (4x60’), a primetime drama based on The Sunday Times’ bestselling author T.M. Logan’s novel of the same name. The series will be produced by Projector Pictures, in partnership with Night Train Media and All3Media International.
“The Catch” is a psychological thriller which will be adapted for the screen by Michael Crompton, with Rachel Gesua, Suzi McIntosh and Trevor Eve executive producing for Projector Pictures, and Herbert L. Kloiber and Olivia Pahl executive producing for Night Train Media. Filming on the series is due to commence later this year.
Set against the hauntingly beautiful coastline of the west of England, “The Catch” follows Ed Collier, a proud husband, father and local fisherman determined to do whatever it takes to keep his family together. But when a rich, handsome younger man enters his daughter Abbie’s life and threatens to take her away from him, Ed finds his life spiralling out of control.
“I’m delighted to work with the talented team at Projector Pictures to bring this gripping story to Channel 5. ‘The Catch’ will be a suspenseful watch set in a beautiful, atmospheric environment that will keep audiences guessing from beginning to end. A thrilling addition to Channel 5’s drama slate,” Paul Testar said.
“We’re over the moon to be bringing T.M. Logan’s edge of your seat domestic thriller to screen, which will take our audience on a rollercoaster ride of loyalties to our main character Ed, when his life begins to fall apart following the arrival of his daughter’s new boyfriend, Ryan. Filled to the brim with secrets and lies, twists and turns, it has all the ingredients of a perfect thriller, and we cannot wait to start filming,” Rachel Gesua added.