The Drowning is a highly anticipated drama series that will be arriving on Channel 5 in 2021. The series will follow a mother whose son has been missing for nine years, only to spot a young man whom she believes is her beloved child. Express.co.uk has all you need to know about when The Drowning will air.
When is The Drowning out on Channel 5?
Channel 5 has produced some impressive thrillers in recent years with The Deceived and Blood being big hits.
The Drowning is in a similar vein, telling the story of grieving mother Jodie (played by Jill Halfpenny), who continues to feel heartbroken after her son Tom went missing.
Just as she is starting to rebuild her life, she spots a teenager called Daniel (Cody Molko) whom she ends up obsessing over as she convinces herself he resembles her son.
Viewers will witness the dangerous lengths Jodie will go to in order to find out the truth about her son’s disappearance.
The show boasts a star-studded cast, with Jonas Armstrong as Jason, Jodie’s brother and Deborah Findlay as Jodie’s mother Lynn.
There is no official release date for The Drowning yet, but it is expected to start at the beginning of February.
Similar to shows like The Deceived, this series is expected to run across four episodes, which will air from Monday to Thursday.
Luckily for fans, this means they will not have to wait too long for the next episode to air.
One of the writers on the series is Tim Dynevor – the father of Bridgerton actress Phoebe Dynevor and husband of Coronation Street’s Sally Dynevor.
He is known for working on episodes of Emmerdale and for this series, he teamed up with Francesca Brill and Luke Watson.
Filming for The Drowning took place in Dublin, Ireland back in 2020 and the creators worked tirelessly to get the episodes finished amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Actress Halfpenny has expressed her excitement ahead of the release and she shared the trailer for the series on Twitter.
The trailer shows Jodie being told by police how her son was involved in a tragic accident and drowned but she refuses to believe him.
She is seen walking past a group of children and she is heard saying: “You are going to think I’m mad, it’s Tom. I followed him all the way to the school gates.”
Jodie then makes it her mission to shadow the young boy, Daniel, and put herself in danger to find out more about him.
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Jodie’s friends and family start to notice her sanity spiralling as she continues to buy into her fantasy her son is alive and well.
Daniel’s father Mark (Rupert Penry-Jones) is furious to find out how Jodie managed to convince Daniel she was his mother.
Mark is the only one standing in Jodie’s way and she is determined to keep the boy within her reach.
She has a strained relationship with her own mother, and her brother is the only person she has to support her.
Her actions are expected to land her in serious trouble and fans are already keen to find out what happens to her.
Viewers wished the EastEnders and Waterloo Road actress luck with her new venture, showing plenty of praise for the trailer.
News of the series was first announced in February 2020, and filming wrapped back in September.
When news of the series first came to light, producers Noel Clarke and Jason Maza told the Royal Television Society: “We are delighted to be working with the hugely talented Jill Halfpenny, Jonas Armstrong and Rupert Penry Jones on The Drowning, which is being led by the brilliant director, Carolina Giametta.
“Working with Carolina and our wonderful writer, Tim Dynevor, the creative process has been a joy.”
The Drowning will air on Channel 5 in February 2021
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