Sky Pushes Boat Out for The Jetty

Sky is fast-tracking BBC thriller The Jetty by streaming it this month on Neon and Sky Go at the same time.

The four-part series stars Jenna Colman (Doctor Who, The Cry) as a rookie cop in what’s said to be “as much a coming-of-age story as a detective thriller”. Reads the blurb:

When a fire tears through a property in a scenic Lancashire lakeside 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 ‘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.

Tom Glynn-Carney (House of the Dragon, Dunkirk), Laura Marcus (Bad Education), Amelia Bullmore (Gentleman Jack) and Archie Renaux (Shadow and Bone) co-star.

“BBC Studios is betting that The Jetty can be a global hit, not only because it stars Coleman, best known for playing the timelord’s trusted sidekick Clara Oswald in Doctor Who, and because detective thrillers are popular, but also because the show promises to offer a potent mix of entertainment and explorations of such tricky topics as sexual morality,” The Hollywood Reporter says.

Writer Cat Jones (Wolfe, Harlots) told THR that writing about sexual consent and grooming was “quite difficult because they’re quite complex issues.

“And there aren’t easy answers to questions of how you keep women and girls safe. When you’re dealing with sexual relationships, you’re dealing with essentially primal stuff. How do you keep people safe within something that’s kind of primal?

“That’s really, really complicated, and I think we want there to be really easy answers to all of that stuff. So it’s hard, and it’s confronting, but I think that’s a good thing.

“People will have very different opinions about the things they see, and I think that’s a good thing because that promotes dialogue about those things.”

Neon/Sky Go will roll out new episodes weekly from July 21.

You can view the trailer here.

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