New Series: Twitter reacts to Prey series 2
If you didn’t catch Prey last year – you missed out. Seriously.
The three-part miniseries starred John Simm as Marcus Farrow – a well-liked police officer wrongly accused of murdering his wife and one of his children. Given the opportunity to escape, he takes it and over the course of three episodes, viewers followed his journey on the run and on the hunt for redemption.
The series was wildly popular with John Simm carrying the show on his heavyweight acting shoulders. During each episode Twitter was overflowing with praise for the beloved British actor.
Oh wow, just finished watching all three episodes of Prey in a row on catch up. @john_simm is absolutely fantastic in this, had me gripped!
— Charlie Bailey (@CharlieLBailey) May 20, 2014
Prey returns tonight with a brand new story. Whilst Rosie Cavaliero returns in the brilliant role of DS Susan Reinhardt, a new protagonist will take centre stage. Philip Glenister has joined the cast as Prison Officer David Murdoch. Many were quick to notice a trend in casting…
However, for most people it was a sign of good things to come.
Can’t wait for the new series of “Prey”! The last one with John Simm was superb, and Phillip Glenister can only do just as good!
— Oli Ng (@OliNgMusic) December 2, 2015
— Rob Carnell (@Robtvcarnell) December 4, 2015
The second series looks set to be as gripping as the first, testing out the limits of what a simple prison guard could be forced to do under pressure.
When on a routine visit to a Manchester hospital with a female prisoner, Jules Hope, Murdoch takes a phone call that changes everything. With his pregnant daughter’s life at stake he has no choice but to go on the run, taking Jules with him.
Reinhardt is once again put on the case to hunt down the prey. As she has no knowledge of the danger to Emma, Murdoch’s daughter, it is her job to figure out why the respectable prison officer is behaving so out of character and doing everything in his power to avoid the police.
Chris Lunt is once again in charge of the writing and following series one, there’s no doubt it will be an intense and compelling story. MyAnna Buring (Downton Abbey, Ripper Street) plays the role of prisoner Jules Hope, whilst Emmerdale’s Sammy Winward is Emma, David’s heavily pregnant daughter.
Watch this dramatic first look at the show:
Prey starts tomorrow on ITV at 9pm.