ITV orders new relationship drama ‘Deep Water’ from writer of ‘Indian Summers’

The producer of Grantchester is adapting the Windermere series of novels by critically acclaimed author Paula Daly.

Set in the Lake District, the six-part female-led drama series will be written by Anna Symon (Indian Summers, The Wilsons) and executive produced by Symon with Karen Wilson (Hustle) and Diederick Santer (Grantchester).

Deep Water is described as “a modern look at family and the pressures we put ourselves under as we juggle busy lives” and focuses on the lives of three women, living in and around the beautiful surroundings of Windermere.

The main characters will be “complex, vibrant women desperately juggling work and home life and coping with the issues raised by modern parenting.”

ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill commented: “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.”

Executive producer Karen Wilson added: “We are thrilled to be working with Anna and ITV on bringing these wonderful books to life, and telling stories about modern women in an interesting and beautiful part of rural Britain.”

Deep Water begins filming in the Cumbrian countryside this autumn and is expected to air on ITV in early 2019.