Hot on the heels of Netflix’s Fool Me Once and plenty of other productions filmed in the region last year, the first episode of After the Flood, a new ITV drama with parts filmed in Greater Manchester, aired last night (January 10). After the Flood was filmed at locations including Burrs Country Park in Bury, and close to the Trafford Centre.
Created by BAFTA-nominated actor and writer Mick Ford, known for his work on Stay Close, Living the Dream and The Stranger, the six-part series stars Sophie Rundle (Gentleman Jack; Peaky Blinders) as PC Joanna Marshall, who investigates after a man is discovered dead in the lift of a car park after a flood. How did he get in the lift and why does no one know who he is?
Filmed in and around Manchester, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire and Teesside, After the Flood unfolds in front of the very clear backdrop of the real impact of climate change on the lives of residents in this small town. The floods threaten to expose secrets, and fortunes and reputations are at stake, but how far will people go to protect themselves?
Nicola Shindler and Richard Fee, executive producers, said: “When Mick Ford brought the kernel of the idea of After the Flood to us, we were immediately drawn in. Not just by the catastrophic repercussions of a deadly environmental disaster in a town that could very well be our own, but also the intricacies and deception at the heart of the characters’ stories.”
Mick Ford, writer, added: “I am always excited to announce a new project but After the Flood in particular tops all of the others due to its ambition and the characters. The cast are fantastic, and I am thrilled with how perfect each cast member is for their role.
“ITV have been brilliant throughout the writing process allowing us the time to craft the scripts with care which is rare and brilliant. Plus working with Quay Street Productions for Nicola and Richard is so special – because they and their teams are so special, and I feel truly honoured.”
After the Flood also stars Lorraine Ashbourne (Bridgerton; Sherwood), Matt Stokoe (Bodyguard; Jamestown), Nicholas Gleaves (The Crown; Demon Headmaster) and Philip Glenister (Ashes to Ashes; Life on Mars) among others.
You can watch After the Flood on ITV1 every Wednesday at 9pm, or watch the whole series on ITVX.