Sammy Winward and Ralph Ineson join ITV’s Prey

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The second series of ITV drama Pray sees new cast arrivals as Game Of Thrones actor Ralph Ineson and former Emmerdale actress Sammy Winward join the production.

Also joining regular Rosie Cavaliero are Myanna Buring, Kieran O’Brien, Lisa Millet and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. It was announced earlier this year that Philip Glenister would also be joining the regular cast line up. The series is due to begin filming in the North West this month which sees Cavaliero reprise her role as DS Susan Reinhardt the no-nonsense, hard-working cop now reporting in to DCI Mike Ward (Ralph Ineson).

Philip Glenister 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, 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.

“Prey keeps you guessing every step of the way and I admire that about Chris Lunt’s scripts. They are beautifully written, unpredictable and with real pace. Prey is a refreshing twist on the crime genre,” – ITV by Director of Drama Steve November

Prey will be filmed in Manchester, Salford and Blackpool.

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