The Jetty - Jenna Coleman as Ember Manning

The Jetty – new images from Jenna Coleman’s new drama series

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The show deals with issues surrounding sexual morality, age of consent, grooming, identity and memory.

The BBC have released new pictures from its forthcoming Lancashire-based crime drama The Jetty.

The four-part series takes place in an eerie lakeside town where an arson, missing persons cold case, and an illicit triangle are intricately intertwined.

The Jetty - Hitch (Archie Renaux) & Ember (Jenna Coleman)
Hitch (Archie Renaux); Ember (Jenna Coleman) (Image: BBC/Firebird Pictures/Ben Blackall)

Written and created by Cat Jones (Hatlots), the drama examines sexual morality, age of consent, grooming, identity and memory.

Here’s the synopsis for The Jetty

When a fire tears through a property 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.

The Jetty - Hannah (Ruby Stokes) & Ember (Jenna Coleman)
Hannah (Ruby Stokes); Ember (Jenna Coleman) (Image: BBC/Firebird Pictures/Ben Blackall)

Joining Jenna Coleman as detective Ember Manning, the show stars Tom Glynn-Carney (SAS Rogue Heroes), Ruby Stokes (Lockwood & Co.) and Archie Renaux (Shadow and Bone).

The Jetty - Tom Glynn-Carney (Malachy)
Malachy (Tom Glynn-Carney) (Image: BBC/Firebird Pictures/Ben Blackall)

Plus, Laura Marcus (The Serpent Queen), Bo Bragason (Renegade Nell), Weruche Opia (I May Destroy You) and Amelia Bullmore (Happy Valley).

The Jetty - Caitlin (Laura Marcus) & Amy (Bo Bragason)
Caitlin (Laura Marcus); Amy (Bo Bragason) (Image: BBC/Firebird Pictures/Ben Blackall)
The Jetty - Riz (Weruche Opia)
Riz (Weruche Opia) (Image: BBC/Firebird Pictures/Matt Towers)
The Jetty - Sylvia (Amelia Bullmore)
Sylvia (Amelia Bullmore) (Image: BBC/Firebird Pictures/Matt Towers)

Also in the cast are Matthew McNulty, Ralph Ineson, David Ajala (Star Trek: Discovery), Nina Barker-Francis, Miya Ocego, Elliot Cowan, Shannon Watson, Arthur Hughes, Dominic Coleman and Ruaridh Mollica.

The Jetty comes from Firebird Pictures (Wilderness) and director Marialy Rivas. The executive producers are Jones, Coleman and Rivas, with Elizabeth Kilgarriff, Sarah Wyatt and Jo McClellan for the BBC.

Filming has wrapped and the series launches soon on BBC iPlayer and BBC One. We’ll keep you posted.