01 June 2022

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Channel 5 Commission Psychological Thriller The Catch From Projector Pictures

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Channel 5 Commission Psychological Thriller The Catch From Projector Pictures

Channel 5 Commission Psychological Thriller The Catch From Projector Pictures   London, Wednesday 1st June 2022: Channel 5 announce the commission of The Catch (4 x 60”), a primetime drama based on The Sunday Times Bestselling author T.M. Logan’s novel of the same name. The series will be produced by Projector Pictures, in partnership with Night Train Media and All3Media International.   

The Catch is a psychological thriller which will be adapted for the screen by Michael Crompton (The Holiday, Silent Witness, Safe House, Kidnap and Ransom) with Rachel Gesua, Suzi McIntosh and Trevor Eve executive producing for Projector Pictures and Herbert L. Kloiber and Olivia Pahl executive producing for Night Train Media. The series was ordered by Paul Testar, Commissioning Executive, Drama, Channel 5 and Paramount+.   

Set against the hauntingly beautiful coastline of the west of England, The Catch introduces us to Ed Collier, a proud husband, father and local fisherman determined to do whatever it takes to keep his family together. But when a rich, handsome younger man enters daughter, Abbie’s, life and threatens to take her away from him, Ed finds his life spiralling out of control. Secrets and lies are exposed with every twist and turn but will Ed discover the truth about his daughter’s new boyfriend before it’s too late?   

Filming on the series is due to commence later this year.  

Paul Testar says: “I’m delighted to work with the talented team at Projector Pictures to bring this gripping story to Channel 5. The Catch will be a suspenseful watch set in a beautiful, atmospheric environment that will keep audiences guessing from beginning to end. A thrilling addition to Channel 5’s drama slate.”   

Rachel Gesua adds: “We’re over the moon to be bringing T.M. Logan’s edge of your seat domestic thriller to screen, which will take our audience on a rollercoaster ride of loyalties to our main character Ed, when his life begins to fall apart following the arrival of his daughter’s new boyfriend, Ryan. Filled to the brim with secrets and lies, twists and turns, it has all the ingredients of a perfect thriller and we cannot wait to start filming.”                                 

Casting details will be announced in the coming months.   


For further enquiries please contact: 

Kate Killgour | katherine.killgour@vimn.com 

Amanda Browne | amanda.browne@vimn.com   

 About Channel 5: 

Channel 5 is a public service broadcaster and the UK’s third largest commercial TV station. Launched in March 1997, Channel 5 has been owned by Paramount since September 2014. Channel 5, 5STAR, 5USA, 5Select and My5 TV reach 3 in 4 of the UK viewing public each month with a diverse schedule including issue-led documentaries, popular factual, accessible history, stunning natural history, inclusive entertainment and reality, top level sport, high quality scripted programming and critically acclaimed children’s, news and current affairs programming. Through its agenda-driving commissions, Channel 5 has led on societal issues from inequality to inner city gang life, homelessness to mental health, aiming to tell the story of modern Britain by reflecting the lives of people across the nation.  My5 is an on-demand service allowing viewers to watch content online for free from Channel 5, 5STAR, 5USA, 5Select and 5Spike, as well as selected third-party channels.  In 2018, Channel 5 won its first BAFTA for Cruising with Jane McDonald and was named ‘Channel of the Year’ at the Edinburgh TV Festival. In 2019, Chanel 5 won best documentary award for The Abused at the RTS Awards, Edinburgh TV Awards and the Association of International Broadcasters Awards. In 2020, Channel 5 was crowned Channel of the Year at the Broadcast Digital Awards and Channel of the Year at the RTS awards.   

About Night Train Media:  

Night Train Media (NTM) was founded in February 2020 by Herbert L. Kloiber, former managing director of Tele München Group. Based in Munich and London, NTM is active on a global scale. Utilizing a vast network of international producers and distributors to source projects, NTM’s core segments include development, licensing, co-production and co-financing of premium English and local language fictional and factual content. NTM is a content partner of VIAPLAY Group, the Nordic region’s leading entertainment provider. NTM is backed by long-term investment investor Serafin Group to enable future company growth. NTM is majority owner of London based factual distributor BossaNova Media, founded by Paul Heaney.

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