Channel 4 prepares for The Gathering

By Michael Pickard
April 17, 2024

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Vinette Robinson, Warren Brown, Richard Coyle, Sadie Soverall and newcomer Eva Morgan star in The Gathering, a new thriller coming soon to Channel 4. Here’s the trailer.

Jessica (Sadie Soverall) and Natalie (Vinette Robinson)

From World Productions (Vigil, Line of Duty), Morgan plays working-class student Kelly, who is attacked at an illicit rave on a tidal islet.

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 then 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.

Soverall plays Jessica, Kelly’s friend and elite gymnastics teammate who seemingly has it all. Robinson is Jessica’s controlling and toxic mother Natalie and Brown is Kelly’s hard working father Paul who struggles with his own impulse control.

The cast also includes Coyle as successful solicitor Jules, Sonny Walker as Adam, Ryan Quarmby as Charlie and newcomer Luca Kamleh-Chapman as Bazi.

The Gathering marks the first original screenplay for television from novelist Helen Walsh. Filmed and set in Liverpool and around Merseyside, the directors are Garethy Bryn (episodes 1, 2, 5 & 6), with Amanda Blue also directing (episodes 3 & 4).

The executive producers are Simon Heath, Laura Cotton, Helen Walsh and Gareth Bryn. The producer is Graham Drover.

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