First Look: The Gathering, Channel 4’s New Series
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First Look: The Gathering, Channel 4’s New Series

Everything you need to know about this nail-biting new show

In the mood for some gripping TV? You’ll want to check out The Gathering, a brand new six-episode series set to air on Channel 4. Read on for the details.

The Gathering: Everything We Know So Far About Channel 4’s New Series

Gymnasts sitting in a gymnasium in 'The Gathering'

James Stack / Channel 4 / World Productions

Plot

At the centre of The Gathering is Kelly, a working-class student and accomplished gymnast who is attacked at an illicit rave. Each episode of the show delves into the lives of Kelly’s friends and family to uncover who might have hurt her – and why.

‘Filmed and set in Liverpool and around Merseyside, The Gathering is ultimately a whodunnit – or, in this case – a-why-done it,’ says Channel 4. ‘Focusing on a group of disparate teenagers and their parents, each character has a motive for attacking Kelly.’ As the series unfolds, it provides an ‘insight into the respective worlds of these teenagers and their families and allows the viewer to speculate who committed the crime.’

The Gathering is helmed by Word Productions, the producers behind Line of Duty, Vigil and Save Me. The show was written by acclaimed novelist Helen Walsh (The Lemon Grove, Once Upon A Time In England) and is her first original screenplay for television.

Teenage student and her mother in Merseyside, in 'The Gathering'

James Stack / Channel 4 / World Productions

Cast

  • Eva Morgan as Kelly
  • Sadie Soverall (Saltburn) as Jessica 
  • Vinette Robinson (Boiling Point) as Jessica’s mother, Natalie
  • Warren Brown (The Responder) as Kelly’s father, Paul 
  • Richard Coyle (Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore) as solicitor Jules
  • Sonny Walker (The Responder) as Adam 
  • Ryan Quarmby (The Last Kingdom) as Charlie 
  • Luca Kamleh-Chapman as Bazi

First Look Images

Check out some newly released images from Channel 4 below:

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James Stack / Channel 4 / World Productions

Student and teacher running down a school corridor in The Gathering

James Stack / Channel 4 / World Productions

Sonny Walker and Eva Morgan in Merseyside in The Gathering

James Stack / Channel 4 / World Productions

Luca Kamleh-Chapman and Eva Morgan in The Gathering

James Stack / Channel 4 / World Productions

Release Date

There’s no official release date for The Gathering just yet – watch this space.

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