Deep Water: Anna (Marcella) Friel Joins Female-Led Drama

Anna Friel (“Marcella”) joins the cast of the female-led drama Deep Water, for ITV from writer Anna Symon (“Indian Summers”).

Friel will star alongside Sinead Keenan (“Little Boy Blue”) and Rosalind Eleazar (“Howards End”) in the six-part series from Endemol Shine producer Kudos.

The female leads play vibrant women struggling to keep their heads above water. With children of the same age, they meet at the school gates as their personal dramas unfold.

Friel plays Lisa, a mother of three trying to juggle her hectic family life with running a business. Keenan is Roz, a debt-ridden physiotherapist, and Eleazar plays Kate, a wealthy and attractive mother of two who makes a spontaneous life-changing decision.

The series is adapted by Symon from the Windermere series of novels by critically-acclaimed author, Paula Daly. It set in the U.K.’s picturesque Lake District.