THE BAY is a popular crime drama on ITV that has amassed millions of views.

Filming for the third season of the show is still under way- and it has also emerged that filming for the show is set to resume in Lancashire later on this week.

As The Bay is set in the coastal town of Morecambe, it’s unsurprising that the crew keep returning to the area to shoot scenes.

Cast and crews hit the streets of Lancashire earlier this year with actors and production crew were spotted at a Heysham Village and other parts of Morecambe to shoot third season scenes.

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Now, details have emerged about some cast members returning to Morecambe’s Queen Street this Thursday (24 June) from 1pm until midnight.

While you could turn up and hope to catch a glimpse of the filming in action, one pub is offering fans of the show front row seats.

Bar Eighteen 66 on Queen Street in Morecambe are taking bookings from fans who will be able to watch the scenes unfold from the pub window.

In a Facebook post, they wrote: “So exciting to see that more filming is taking place on Queens street on Thursday 24th June from 1pm until midnight, right outside Bar 1866.

“As you know our huge windows will create the possibility to view the filming and who knows you may meet the stars of the show.

“We will be taking table bookings for this day and night as it's such a fantastic show in our beloved Morecambe so please message to book them ASAP.

“I can see this is going to be a busy day.”

If you would like to make a booking, you can visit the pub’s Facebook page for more information.

What do we know about season 3?

Currently, there isn’t a release date for season 3 but filming commenced in March.


It was commisoned by ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill who announced a slight cast change and said: “We are delighted with the audiences’ response to The Bay and look forward to them meeting DS Jenn Townsend played by the fantastic Marsha Thomason, who joins the team in series three.”

The show’s former star Morven Christie (who played lead character Lisa Armstrong)  announced she was leaving the show earlier this year.

According to the plot synopsis: “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.”


Details also emerged about a slight change to the show’s introduction.

In a Q&A session  Susannah Bleakley, Morecambe Bay’s partnership chief executive officer, said she signed off permission for the cast and crew to use The Ship sculpture at Half-Moon Bay in the opening credits.

You can catch up on series two of The Bay on ITV Player.