When is Deep Water on TV? Who’s in the cast and what is it about?

ITV's emotional new drama is set in the Lake District and stars Anna Friel



Pictured: ANNA FRIEL as Lisa Kallisto,ROSALIND ELEAZAR as Kate Riverty and SINEAD KEENAN as Roz Toovey.

Adapted from the novels by Paula Daly, the female-led ensemble drama Deep Water is written by Anna Symon and will take us to the shores of Lake Windermere.


Here is everything you need to know…

When is Deep Water on TV?

The series will air during August 2019, ITV has confirmed. An exact air date has yet to be announced – so watch this space.

Is there a trailer for Deep Water?

Yes, you can watch below:

What is Deep Water about?

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Lake Windermere, Deep Water follows the lives of three “complex and vibrant” women, each trying to do their best for their families, but facing “tough choices with difficult and often messy repercussions.” The connection between these women is their similarly-aged children – and meetings at the school gates.

The six-part drama has been penned by Mrs Wilson screenwriter Anna Symon, and is adapted from the Windermere series of novels by critically-acclaimed author Paula Daly.

Emmy-winning actress Anna Friel stars as “chaotic and disorganised” mother-of-three Lisa Kallisto,”who juggles her hectic family life with running a business.” She is married to Joe, who works all hours of the day and night as a taxi driver.

The second woman is physiotherapist Roz, played by Sinead Keenan, who once had a thriving private practice – but is now facing financial ruin because of the debts run up by her soulmate Winston. According to ITV, “If she can pay off their debts they will get their lives back on track. Roz is offered help from an unexpected quarter. The decision she makes could change the course of her life.”

Finally, there’s Kate Riverty (Rosalind Eleazar) who “seems to have it all” and is “wealthy and attractive and with a well-drilled and highly organised family life” with children Lucinda and Fergus, and husband Guy.

Kate invites her friend Lisa and husband Joe to dinner – but the evening goes spectacularly wrong for Lisa after she makes a “spontaneous” decision…

The drama asks: “With a stunning home overlooking Lake Windermere, Kate and Guy appear to be two of life’s winners, but is it possible Kate is too good to be true?”

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.”

Who is in the cast of Deep Water?

Anna Friel plays Lisa Kallisto, a mother of three trying to balance family life with her business. Friel has previously starred in Marcella, Butterfly, and Pushing Daisies.

She is joined by Bafta-nominated actress Sinead Keenan (Little Boy Blue, Being Human) who plays Roz Toovey, a physiotherapist struggling with the consequences of her partner’s debt.


Rosalind Eleazar plays Kate Riverty, a successful woman who seems to have her life in order. The actress previously appeared in Howards End and Rellik.