Broadchurch's Jodie Whittaker to star in new Sky firefighting drama

The actress will star alongside Jamie Bamber and Rhashan Stone in London-based series The Smoke

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Broadchurch's Jodie Whittaker to star in new Sky firefighting drama
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Ellie Walker-Arnott

Jodie Whittaker is set to swap the Dorset coastline for inner city London in new drama series The Smoke.

The 30-year-old actress, who plays Beth Latimer in ITV's hit crime drama Broadchurch, will star alongside Jamie Bamber and Rhashan Stone in Sky 1's new eight-part series, which follows the adventures of a team of London firefighters.

The "gripping, high adrenaline drama" sees Whittaker play "gutsy" Trish, the girlfriend of Kev, an injured firefighter returning to work.

The Smoke is written by Skin's writer Lucy Kirkwood, directed by Silent Witness' Mike Barker and produced by Mayday's Chris Fry. Gerard Kearns, Pippa Bennett-Warner and Taron Egerton also feature.

The Smoke is expected to air on Sky 1 in early 2014.

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