Morven Christie has quit ITV crime drama, The Bay.
The 39-year-old actress will not reprise her role in series three, which is expected to start filming this spring.
Marsha Thomason will join the regular cast as Morecambe CID’s new Family Liaison Officer, DS Jenn Townsend.
DS Townsend is immediately thrown into the deep end when a body is found in the bay on her first day in the job. She must get under the skin of a grieving and complicated family if she has any chance of solving the premature death of an aspiring young boxer. While she’s eager to give the family answers, she also needs to prove herself as the team’s newest recruit. The pressure is multiplied when her new blended family struggle to settle in Morecambe, proving to Jenn that a fresh start might not be as simple as moving to a different town.
Reprising their roles are Daniel Ryan, Erin Shanagher, Thomas Law and Andrew Dowbiggin.
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