From the producers of Line of Duty and Vigil comes a new thriller series, The Gathering - and has an exclusive first look!


The Gathering is a major new whodunnit - or, in this case, a 'why-done-it', as per Channel 4's longline.

Starring Warren Brown (The Responder) as Paul, Vinette Robinson (Boiling Point) as Natalie, Sadie Soverall (Saltburn) as Jessica and newcomer Eva Morgan as Kelly, the series sees the latter's character attacked at an illicit rave, and it soon becomes apparent that each character has a motive for the assault.

Filmed and set in and around Liverpool and Merseyside, each episode shows a different character's lens to give insight into the respective worlds of the various teenagers and their families, giving viewers the chance to speculate on who committed the crime.

Luca Kamleh-Chapman and Eva Morgan sat across from ach other. Eva is holding Luca's face in a dimly lit room
Bazi (Luca Kamleh-Chapman) and Kelly (Eva Morgan). Channel 4

As per Channel 4, The Gathering is a series "that leans into the controversial and the provocative".

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"The Gathering examines the intertwined sex lives, loyalties and rivalries of a group of teens. And asks how they can negotiate their sense of identity and freedom in the face of surveillance parenting."

Warren Brown and Max Johnson. Warren is holding Max by the arm as they walk down a corridor
Tate (Max Johnson) and Paul (Warren Brown). Channel 4 James Stack / Channel 4 / World Productions

Other cast members include Richard Coyle (Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore) as Jules, Sonny Walker (The Responder) as Adam, Ryan Quarmby (The Last Kingdom) as Charlie and newcomer Luca Kamleh-Chapman as Bazi.

Kelly in the middle of a forest with a number of people surrounding her.
Kelly (Eva Morgan). Channel 4 James Stack / Channel 4 / World Productions

The official synopsis reads: "Focusing on a group of disparate teenagers and their parents, each character has a motive for attacking Kelly.

"An accomplished gymnast, on the national team pathway, Kelly is committed to her strict training schedule, but finds freedom and liberation in the joyous, unregulated world of free running.

"Each episode privileges a different character's lens to give insight into the respective worlds of these teenagers and their families, and allows the viewer to speculate who committed the crime."

Sadie Soverall and Eva Morgan in gymnastics clothing. Sadie is sat on a beam while Eva is sat on the ground
Jessica (Sadie Soverall) and Kelly (Eva Morgan). Channel 4 Channel 4

There isn't an exact date for when this new show will make its way onto Channel 4, but specific details will be announced by the broadcaster in due course.

The Gathering will air on Channel 4.

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