The Jetty: BBC drops first pic of Jenna Coleman in new thriller

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The BBC has released the first pic of Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, The Cry, The Serpent) in highly anticipated new crime drama The Jetty, from writer Cat Jones and producers Firebird Pictures, for BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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Coleman stars as rookie detective Ember Manning in The Jetty, alongside Archie Renaux, Laura Marcus, Bo Bragason, Amelia Bullmore, Ruby Stokes, Tom Glynn-Carney, Weruche Opia, Matthew McNulty and Ralph Ineson.

Also starring are David Ajala, Nina Barker-Francis, Miya Ocego, Elliot Cowan, Shannon Watson, Arthur Hughes, Dominic Coleman and Ruaridh Mollica.

“Working with BBC and Firebird Pictures on bringing the complex and enigmatic character of Ember Manning to life has been an incredible experience”, said Coleman.

“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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Jenna on The Jetty: BBC releases first look at new thriller.

In the four-part series, 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.

The Jetty (4 x 60’) is produced by Firebird Pictures, one of BBC Studios’ owned production labels. It was written and created by Cat Jones.

The director is Marialy Rivas (Young & Wild, Perry Mason, Princesita). The executive producers are Elizabeth Kilgarriff, Sarah Wyatt, Cat Jones, Marialy Rivas, Jenna Coleman and Jo McClellan for the BBC.

Filming has wrapped and the series is expected in 2024 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. BBC Studios are the international distributors of the series.