“ Echo Beach ”
Exclusive: First Look: The sexy cast of 'Echo Beach'
Created by Tony Jordan, Echo Beach follows the lives of ex-lovers Daniel Marrack (Jason Donovan) and Susan Penwarden (Martine McCutcheon) and is set in the fictional coastal town of Polnarren in Cornwall. The show also follows the trials and tribulations of the town's youngsters.
Sister show Moving Wallpaper will provide a comedic behind-the-scenes look at the 'making of' Echo Beach from the viewpoint of fictional producer Jonathan Pope (Ben Miller).
Christian Cook – who plays Echo Beach's Brae Marrack – told Digital Spy: "I've had a wicked time. Everyone's cool and has something to share and bring to the table. Ed (Speleers) is a really good mate now. And Hannah (Lederer-Alton) was unbelievable. It's her first job and she’s come on so well. The camera just loves her.
"Also, quite bizarrely, I'd just finished working on Robin Hood after taking over from Jonathan (Readwin) who had to go and work on Equus and when I turned up for rehearsals for Echo Beach, there he was!”
A show insider added: "The kids of Echo Beach make the cast of The OC look more like the Munsters. Come next year they'll be household names amongst Britain’s teens. The guys are definite pin-up material and the girls will be fashion icons by the second episode.
"Mischa Barton, Rachel Bilson, Chad Michael Murray, Adam Brody, Joshua Jackson and Hayden Pannatierre are making way for the Brits next year. There’s a new show in town with sharper stories and sexier stars!"
Both 12-part series are to premiere in the New Year.
L-R: Laura Greenwood, Ed Speleers, Jonathan Redwin, Chandeep Uppal, Christian Cooke and Hannah Lederer-Alton.