ITV Maryland filming locations: Where was the drama filmed?
ITV's brand new drama Maryland makes its debut on Monday, May 22. The new series is created by award-winning actress, Suranne Jones, and screenwriter Anne-Marie O'Connor.
The story follows two sisters who have grown apart over the years, but through tragic events learn to love and respect one another all over again. Suranne Jones plays Becca and Eve Best plays her sibling Rosaline. You can see the cast list in full here.
When viewers meet them the sisters are living worlds apart in Manchester and London, but are brought together when they receive the worst news imaginable about their mother, Mary. The pair are forced to fly to the Isle of Man, where unbeknownst to them, their mother had been living a secret, second life.
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However, filming didn't take place in Isle of Man, with the film crew shooting most of the series in Ireland. Here's everything you need to know.
Filming mainly took place in Ireland, speaking about filming there, writer Annie O'Connor said: "I lived in Ireland for a time. I went to university in Galway for a year, all my family are from Tipperary. My writing career started there; I wrote two novels in Ireland when I was younger. Not only did I go to university there, when I was in my mid-20s, I moved back and lived in Dublin, and worked, in a previous life, as a PA in Dublin city centre. So, I’ve got such a kinship with Ireland, and I go there all the time. All the family are there.
"So yes, I love Ireland although I was really disappointed not be able to use the Isle of Man. I would have loved to film there. There’s a real specificity to the island. But I think we’ve done a really good job of selling the Isle of Man with Ireland and the locations that we found."
Actress Eve Best said of the filming locations: "Love it, love it, love it. It was just so beautiful to be able to be there on location rather than in a studio. The Irish crew were also central to that. And being by the sea.
"Some of the others did go for a lot of sea swimming. I didn’t, the lake was quite enough for me. But just the presence of the sea itself at the end of a hard day is very soothing. It was a lovely place to be and a lovely team to work with. I found myself looking in a lot of real estate windows."
ITV's Maryland starts Monday, May 22 at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX. For more showbiz and television stories get our newsletter here.
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