Jenna Coleman Set To Lead Upcoming BBC Thriller The Jetty
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Jenna Coleman Set To Lead Upcoming BBC Thriller The Jetty

Another crime drama for your watch list

Looking to fill the gap that Vigil left behind when it finished? Lucky for you, the BBC is set to drop yet another crime-filled thriller in the near future – and this time set on home soil. Here’s everything you need to know about upcoming series The Jetty.

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The Jetty

The first teaser image for upcoming BBC thriller, The Jetty, has just dropped, featuring series lead Jenna Coleman in character as Detective Ember Manning. The show, which comes from writer Cat Jones and producers Firebird Pictures, is expected to hit screens sometime this year.

Coinciding with the teaser, Coleman said how: ‘Working with 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.’

Jenna Coleman as Detective Ember Manning in The Jetty

Jenna Coleman as Detective Ember Manning in The Jetty (c) BBC/Firebird/Ben Blackall

What Is The Jetty About?

The four-part series follows rookie detective Ember Manning (Coleman), who is tasked with solving a case involving a burnt down holiday home, a long-standing missing persons case and a questionable love triangle. As the BBC summarises:

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.

Who Stars?

  • Jenna Coleman as Detective Ember Manning
  • Connie Jenkins-Greig as young Ember
  • Archie Renaux
  • Laura Marcus
  • Ruby Stokes
  • Amelia Bullmore
  • Ralph Ineson
  • Weruche Opia
  • Tom Glynn-Carney
  • Matthew McNulty as Arj
  • Joshua Gannon as young Arj
  • Dominic Coleman
  • Elliot Cowan
  • Bo Bragason
  • David Ajala as Casey
  • Nina Barker-Francis as Chloe
  • Miya Ocego
  • Shannon Watson as Miranda Ashby
  • Arthur Hughes
  • Ruaridh Mollica

Where Was It Filmed?

Filming took place in West Yorkshire, between September and November 2023. Key locations include Calderdale, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden.

Release Date

While a specific fate has yet to be announced, filming has wrapped and The Jetty is expected to air sometime in 2024 on BBC One.

Where Is It Streaming?

Since this is a BBC production, The Jetty will eventually land on streaming service BBC iPlayer.

Images courtesy of BBC