ITV's The Bay renewed for a 4th series

Marsha Thomason will return to The Bay for a fourth series credit:Bang Showbiz
Marsha Thomason will return to The Bay for a fourth series credit:Bang Showbiz

‘The Bay’ will return for a fourth series.

The ITV police detective show, created by Daragh Carville and Richard Clark, aired its season finale on Wednesday (16.02.22), but the programme will take viewers back to the seaside town of Morecambe for another instalment in the future.

ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill said in a statement: “I’m delighted that we will be returning to Morecambe for another series of ‘The Bay’. Marsha Thomason delivered a brilliant performance as DS Jenn Townsend, and it will be exciting to see where Daragh takes her character in series four.

"Thanks to everyone at Tall Story Pictures for creating and continuing to deliver such a distinctive series.”

The show’s executive producer was “delighted” to bring the series - which began in 2019 with actress Morven Christie playing the lead character, DC Lisa Armstrong - back for another round.

Tall Story Pictures' Catherine Oldfield said: “We are delighted at how 'The Bay' audiences have taken to new FLO, DS Jenn Townsend, played by the brilliant Marsha Thomason and how Jenn’s arrival and her personal storyline has breathed new energy into the show.

"Together with Daragh (Carville) and all our amazing cast and crew, we can’t wait to get going on the new series."

'Lost’ star Marsha relocated her family - husband Craig Sykes and their eight-year-old daughter Tallulah - from Los Angeles to shoot the third season, and she had a “great time” filming the show, despite the on-set pandemic restrictions.

She previously said: "I had such a good time shooting it. We were shooting it through COVID, which obviously makes everything so difficult. And yet we still managed, with our masks, to have a great time."