Filming has begun in Manchester, Salford and Blackpool on the second series of ITV drama Prey.

The new three-part series, produced by Red Production Company, stars Philip Glenister and Rosie Cavaliero. John Simm, who starred in the first series that peaked with 6m viewers, will not be returning.

Written by creator Chris Lunt, the new series will see Cavaliero reprise her role as DS Susan Reinhardt, the no-nonsense, hard-working cop now reporting in to DCI Mike Ward (Ralph Ineson).

The second series of Prey will star Philip Glenister

The second series of Prey will star Philip Glenister

Glenister takes the role of Prison Officer David Murdoch, whose life becomes complicated when on a routine visit to a Manchester hospital with female prisoner Jules Hope (Myanna Buring) events “spiral out of control”.

Also starring are Myanna Buring (Banished, Ripper Street), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Utopia, Misfits) and Sammy Winward (Emmerdale).

It’s executive produced by Red founder Nicola Shindler (Banana, Cucumber, Ordinary Lies, Happy Valley), produced by Tom Sherry (Prey, Scott & Bailey, Ordinary Lies) and directed by Lewis Arnold (Banana, Misfits, Humans).

The drama has been commissioned for ITV by director of drama Steve November and controller of drama Victoria Fea.