THE BAY in production on Season 6 with strict industry protocols amid COVID-19
Weeks after winning their fifth Daytime Emmy® win for Outstanding Digital Drama Series and additional wins this year for Outstanding Lead Actor (Kristos Andrews), Outstanding Lead Actress (Jade Harlow), and Outstanding Directing in a Digital Drama Series, THE BAY, THE SERIES is back in production on its 6th season, with shooting taking place at a secure location outside of Los Angeles County.
Strictly adhering to the newly established industry guidelines, LANY Entertainment and THE BAY producers have implemented rigorous safety standards and protocols including a skeleton crew and most of the cast being quarantined on a private 800 acre property, in addition to regular COVID-19 testing, and mandatory daily temperature checks from an onset medical professional.
The new season is written and directed by Creator-Showrunner Gregori J. Martin and Executive Producer and Executive Story Editor Wendy Riche. Additional writers for Season 6 include the return of Anne Schoettle (The Young and the Restless), who first participated as a writer for Season 3; TV scriptwriter Nick Peet (NBC’s Grimm); and veteran daytime writer Susan Dansby, who was a member of the writing team for the primetime soap Ambitions, seen on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
One of THE BAY’s fan-favorite who returns for Season 6 is Karrueche Tran (TNT’s Claws) as Vivian Johnson-Garrett. After coming home to her husband, Pete Garrett (Emmy-winner Kristos Andrews), this season the popular supercouple is faced with important and socially relevant issues involving heart-wrenching COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter story-lines.
While most of THE BAY’s expected series regulars and popular guest stars have also returned this season, the show welcomes film and TV legend John Aprea (The Godfather II) who will be assuming the role of former Mayor Jack Madison. Vanessa Williams (Showtime’s Soul Food and FOX’s Melrose Place) who last appeared as Cleo Harris in Season 2, returns as the new Bay City Mayor, and NBC’s defuct Santa Barbara fan-favorite Carrington Garland (ex-Kelly Capwell) makes her acting return as the Garrett realtor Kelly Johnson. Additional casting announcements coming soon!
All new episodes of Season 5 will be released later this summer, followed by an all new Season 6. The new season will consist of 10 more episodes, first premiering with a two-part 10th anniversary special on September 15th with the remaining episodes slated for release in December of 2020, the date TBA.
With a total of 19 Daytime Emmy wins and 43 nominations, THE BAY is currently available on Amazon Prime Video in the US and is being distributed by GRB Studios internationally.