The Catch: The utterly gripping thriller - now a major NETFLIX drama
About this deal
This means the Channel 5 drama could possibly end up changing how and where Ryan is disposing of his victims to make the events all take place near to their West Country home.
If it’s a well-written piece, like this, then I’m happy to do it, because illuminating the extreme instances of what life can throw up and being able to share that is a bit of a privilege.I’ve been in the shoes of a new boyfriend meeting a dad and have witnessed a mum urging him to ‘give the boy a chance’. Set against the hauntingly beautiful coastline of the south-west of England, this suspense-driven drama revolves around the themes of toxic masculinity and grief.
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. You go from sadness to feeling terrified in a split second, it got to the point where I could literally feel Ryan's breath on my neck.Before he could kill Abbie, Claire arrived to save her after having a bad feeling about her daughter and Ryan. It’s pretty easy to imagine yourself in Ed’s shoes, wondering what you would do in that same situation.
It has also been made into a four-part TV drama starring Jason Watkins, Poppy Gilbert, Aneurin Barnard and Cathy Belton (broadcast on Channel 5 in January and February 2023, all episodes now available on My5). Ed's wife, Claire presumes Ed is being overprotective, understandably, as they lost their son to a boating accident 15 years ago.
But it’s when his eyes meet Ryan’s that Ed instantly senses that ‘something is not quite right about him.