BBC The Jetty start date and cast for star-studded crime drama announced

Jenna Coleman in new BBC drama The Jetty
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BBC's new "electrifying" drama, The Jetty, features Doctor Who's Jenna Coleman as Detective Ember Manning. This four-part mystery will see Jenna's character investigating a case that threatens to expose her past.

Last week, BBC released a trailer for The Jetty, giving viewers their first glimpse of Jenna as Ember. In the brief clip, Ember is shown issuing a stern warning over the phone to someone to stay away from her daughter, before breaking down in tears.

A synopsis for the new series, which is created and written by Cat Jones, reads: "When a fire tears through a property in a scenic Lancashire lake town, Detective Ember Manning (Jenna Coleman) must work out how it connects to a podcast journalist investigating a missing persons cold case and an illicit relationship between a man in his twenties and two underage girls.

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"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 cast of The Jetty is brimming with stars from popular shows like House of the Dragon, Shadow and Bone, Bad Education, Happy Valley, The Crown, and Trollied, reports the Express.

BBC The Jetty's Jenna Coleman as Ember
BBC The Jetty's Jenna Coleman as Ember -Credit:(Image: BBC/Firebird Pictures/Ben Blackall)

When does The Jetty start?

The Jetty will make its debut on Monday, July 15 on BBC iPlayer and BBC One.

Who's in the BBC The Jetty cast?

Sharing the screen with Jenna are Tom Glynn-Carney (House of the Dragon, SAS Rogue Heroes, Dunkirk), Ruby Stokes (Lockwood and Co. , Rocks, Una), Archie Renaux (The Greatest Beer Run, Shadow and Bone, Romulus), and Laura Marcus (The Great Escaper, Bad Education, The Serpent Queen).

They're joined by Bo Bragason (The Ballad of Renegade Nell, The Radleys), Weruche Opia (High Desert, Slumberland, I May Destroy You), and Amelia Bullmore (Happy Valley, The Larkins, Scott and Bailey).

Also featuring in the series are Matthew McNulty (The Rising, Domina, The Terror), Ralph Ineson (Nosferatu, The Witch, Green Knight), David Ajala (Italian Studies), Nina Barker-Francis (The Flash), Miya Ocego (Wreck, I Hate Suzie), Elliot Cowan (Fifteen-Love, The Crown), Shannon Watson, Arthur Hughes (Then Barbara Met Alan, Help), Dominic Coleman (Paddington, Trollied) and Ruaridh Mollica (Sebastian, Red Rose).