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BBC releases first look at new thriller series set in Lancashire starring Jenna Coleman

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Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 19th January 2024

The first look at a new BBC thriller series that’s set in Lancashire and starring Jenna Coleman has been unveiled.

That’s right, the North West is set to be the star of the TV screen once again later this year.

And that’s because the BBC has released the first image and teased some details of a brand-new – and very highly-anticipated – crime drama series called The Jetty that’s set in a Lancashire seaside town, and starring local actress Jenna Coleman.

Described as being as much of a coming-of-age story as it is a detective thriller, The Jetty is set to ask the big questions “in the places that Me Too left behind”.

There’ll be questions about sexual morality, identity, and memory.


A synopsis for the four-part series on the BBC website reads: “A fire tears through a holiday home in a scenic Lancashire lake town, and 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 and forces her to reevaluate everything she thought she knew about her past, present, and the town she’s always called home.”


Blackpool-born actress Coleman stars as rookie detective Ember Manning, alongside Archie Renaux, Laura Marcus, Bo Bragason, Amelia Bullmore, Ruby Stokes, Tom Glynn-Carney, Weruche Opia, Matthew McNulty, Ralph Ineson, and more, all in supporting roles.

Speaking ahead of the new show airing later this year, the 37-year-old actress, who is probably best-known for her roles in Doctor Who, Victoria, Waterloo Road, commented: “Working with the BBC and Firebird Pictures on bringing the complex and enigmatic character of Ember Manning to life has been an incredible experience.

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“I can’t wait for everyone to meet this new heroine, and to find out what’s lurking beneath the surface of The Jetty.”


Filming has wrapped, and the series is expected to air later in 2024 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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