Jenna Coleman’s new series The Jetty is coming soon to BBC

Jenna Coleman in The Jetty, BBC

by Arabella Horspool |
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Filming has wrapped on The Jetty, a new BBC drama which stars Victoria actress Jenna Coleman as a rookie detective, investing crimes in an "eerie lakeside town" in Lancashire.

The four-part thriller promises to keep viewers on the edge of their seats, with a plot that weaves together three seemingly unrelated events: a devastating arson, a haunting missing persons cold case, and an illicit love triangle.

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What is The Jetty about?

Here's the official synopsis: "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."

Speaking about the show, Jenna Coleman says: “Working with the BBC and Firebird Pictures on bringing the complex and enigmatic character of Ember Manning to life has been an incredible experience. I can’t wait for everyone to meet this new heroine and to find out what’s lurking beneath the surface of The Jetty.”

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The Jetty BBC cast

 Casting for the new drama includes:

Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, The Cry, Emmerdale) as Detective Ember Manning
Mathew McNulty (Deadwater Fell, Our Girl) as Arj
Ruby Stokes (Bridgerton, The Burning Girls) as Hannah, Ember's daughter
Tom Glynn-Carney (Mayflies, Dunkirk) as Malachy
Amelia Bullmore (Scott & Bailey, Happy Valley) as Sylvia
Archie Renaux (Gold Digger, Catherine Called Birdy) as Hitch
Weruche Opia (I May Destroy You, Our House) as Riz, a podcaster
David Ajala (Star Trek: Discovery) as Casey
Niamh Blackshaw (Hollyoaks, Coronation Street) as Rosie
Connie Jenkins-Greig (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story) as young Ember
Joshua Gannon (musical theatre actor) as young Arj
Laura Marcus as Caitlin
Bo Bragason as Amy

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When is The Jetty on BBC?

The Jetty is being released on the 15th July and will be available to watch on both BBC One and BBC iPlayer in 2024. Here's the trailer!

How many episodes of the Jetty are there?

The Jetty is a four-part series, written by Cat Jones and produced by Firebird Pictures. The BBC have described the show as a "mystery (which examines sexual morality, age of consent, grooming, identity and memory".

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Where is The Jetty filmed?

Filming took place in Calderdale, West Yorkshire in September to November 2023; locations included Sowerby Bridge, Ripponden and Todmorden.

With rolling hills and beautiful buildings, the Yorkshire Dales have become the backdrop for many of the BBCs dramas, including Sally Wainwright's Happy Valley, The Last Tango in Halfiax and more recently, Riot Women, which is currently in production.

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Arabella Horspool is a Commercial Content Writer for Yours at Bauer Media. She's a bookworm who is passionate about TV and film. She enjoys cooking, scrapbooking and spending time with her pet dogs, tortoise and chickens.

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