First trailer released for gritty new BBC thriller series set in Lancashire

The Jetty will air on BBC One and iPlayer later this month.

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The first trailer for a gritty new BBC thriller series set in Lancashire has been released ahead of its airing later this month.

The North West is set to be the star of the TV screen once again in a couple of weeks time, as the BBC has now released the first trailer for a brand-new – and very highly-anticipated – crime drama series called The Jetty, after already unveiling the first-look image and teasing some details of the premise earlier this year.

Set in a Lancashire seaside town, and starring local actress Jenna Coleman, The Jetty is described as being as much of a coming-of-age story as it is a detective thriller, and 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.”

The first trailer has been released for a gritty new BBC thriller series set in Lancashire / Credit: BBC / Ben Blackall

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


Speaking ahead of the new show airing in a couple of weeks time, the 38-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.

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

You can watch the full trailer below:


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The Jetty will being airing on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Monday 15 July.

Featured Image – BBC / Ben Blackall