From World Productions, the producers of Line of Duty, Save Me and Vigil, The Gathering trailer launches today. The new thriller series will be coming to Channel 4 in May.

Written by acclaimed novelist Helen Walsh (The Lemon Grove, Once Upon A Time In England) in her first original screenplay for television, the trailer showcases newcomer Eva Morgan as working-class student Kelly, who is attacked at an illicit rave on a tidal islet alongside Sadie Soverall (Saltburn) as Jessica, a friend and elite gymnastics teammate who seemingly has it all.

Vinette Robinson (Boiling Point) stars as Jessica’s controlling and toxic mother Natalie and Warren Brown (The Responder) is Kelly’s hard working father Paul who struggles with his own impulse control. The cast also includes Richard Coyle (Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore) as successful solicitor Jules, Sonny Walker (The Responder) as Adam, Ryan Quarmby (The Last Kingdom) as Charlie and newcomer Luca Kamleh-Chapman as Bazi.

Filmed and set in Liverpool and around Merseyside, The Gathering is ultimately a whodunnit – or, in this case – a-why-done it. 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 details the events leading up to the attack from a fresh perspective, unpacking the rivalries and relationships of a disparate group of teens and their parents. As their secrets and lies are laid bare, the truth behind the attack emerges.

Commissioned by Head of Drama for Channel 4, Caroline Hollick and Gwawr Lloyd, Drama Commissioning Editor, the Executive Producers for The Gathering are Simon Heath, Laura Cotton, Helen Walsh and Gareth Bryn. The Producer is Graham Drover and The Gathering was directed by Gareth Bryn (Episodes 1, 2, 5 and 6) with Amanda Blue also directing (Episodes 3 and 4).
About World Productions

2022 and 2023 have been two of World’s busiest years ever, delivering shows for the BBC, ITV, Amazon, Netflix and C4. World completed shooting four shows in 2022 and had six shows at various stages of production in 2023.

Pippa Considine

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