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The Jetty – Jenna Coleman leads new BBC thriller (updated)

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She’ll play rookie detective Ember Manning in the new four-part series. 

Updated 07/11/23: The cast joining Jenna Coleman includes Elliot Cowan, Amelia Bullmore and Ralph Inerson.

Announced back in August at the Edinburgh Television Festival, The Jetty is a new thriller fronted by Jenna Coleman.

In the show, she’ll play the rookie detective Ember Manning investigating a fire at a Lancashire holiday home. The show promises to ask big questions about sexual morality, identity and memory, in the places that Me Too has left behind.

Now, the producers have announced the rest of the show’s cast.

The cast of The Jetty

Top L-R: Amelia Bullimore (Image: Ruth Crafer), Archie Renaux (Image: Joseph Sinclair), Bo Bragason (Image: Colin Boulter), David Ajala (Image: CBS), Laura Marcus (Image: Cam Harle), Bottom L-R: Michael McNulty (Image: Michael Shelford), Ralph Ineson (Image: Leigh Kelly), Ruby Stokes (Image Phil Sharp), Tom Glyn Carney (Image: Michael Shelford), Weruche Opia (Image: Karl Lake)

It includes Archie Renaux (Shadow and Bone), Laura Marcus, Bo Bragason, Amelia Bullmore (Gentleman Jack), Ruby Stokes (Lockwood & Co), Tom Glynn-Carney (House of the Dragon), Weruche Opia (I May Destroy You), Matthew McNulty (The Terror), Ralph Ineson, David Ajala, Nina Barker-Francis (The Flash), Miya Ocego (I Hate Suzie), Elliot Cowan (The Crown), Shannon Watson, Arthur Hughes and Dominic Coleman (Paddington).

We’ll keep you posted on The Jetty.

There’s more on the show below, from our original article (of 25/08/23)…

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Jenna Coleman (Image: Olivia Lifungula)

The Jetty – Jenna Coleman leads new BBC thriller

News of a number of new shows have emerged from the Edinburgh TV Festival. The latest to catch our eye is The Jetty, starring Jenna Coleman. She leads the show as rookie detective Ember Manning, who investigates a fire at a Lancashire holiday home.

The four-hour thriller reunites Coleman with executive producer Elizabeth Kilgarriff of Firebird Pictures. The pair worked together on the upcoming Wilderness for Prime TV, as well as The Serpent and The Cry.

Here’s the synopsis for The Jetty:

In the four-part series, for BBC One and BBC iPlayer, a fire tears through a holiday home in a scenic Lancashire lake town. Detective Ember Manning must work out how it connects to a podcast journalist investigating a missing persons cold case and an illicit ‘love’ triangle between a man in his twenties and two underage girls.

But as Ember gets close to the truth, it threatens to destroy her life – forcing her to re-evaluate everything she thought she knew about her past, present and the town she’s always called home.

As much a coming-of-age story as a detective thriller, The Jetty asks big questions about sexual morality, identity and memory, in the places that Me Too has left behind.

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Jenna Coleman (Image: Olivia Lifungula)

Jenna Coleman says:

“I’m delighted to be returning to the BBC to be a part of The Jetty, with Firebird Pictures at the helm, bringing the story of Ember Manning to life. I look forward to exploring Cat Jones’ darkly probing scripts, alongside Marialy Rivas’ eloquent vision.”

Writer and creator Cat Jones (Harlots) says:

“I’m thrilled to be making The Jetty for BBC One. Like millions of people all over the world, I’ve grown up loving and admiring BBC dramas, so getting to create one really is a dream come true. The Jetty is a story I’ve wanted to tell for a long time but it wasn’t until it found its champions at the fantastically writer friendly Firebird, that it really came to life. What feels like a total dream team continues to grow with the addition of Marialy Rivas to direct and the brilliant Jenna Coleman. I’ve no doubt audiences are going to be completely transfixed by her as Ember.”

Executive producer Elizabeth Kilgarriff says:

“Provocative, thrilling and deliciously surprising at every turn, Cat’s beautiful scripts promise to take the audience on a rollercoaster ride where nothing is quite as it seems. To have the opportunity to work with Jenna again – and see her bring our complex, funny and utterly human heroine Ember to life on BBC One, couldn’t be more exciting – and I can’t wait to see the visual magic that the brilliant Marialy Rivas weaves as this powerful and gripping story unfolds.”

The Jetty comes from Firebird Pictures, one of BBC Studios’ owned production labels. The writer is Cat Jones, the director is Marialy Rivas. Executive producers are Elizabeth Kilgarriff, Sarah Wyatt, Cat Jones, Marialy Rivas, Jenna Coleman and Jo McClellan for the BBC.

We’ll keep you posted.