Filming begins in Liverpool City Region for new drama The Gathering

Filming is now underway across the Liverpool City Region for Channel 4’s new six-part drama, The Gathering, supported by Liverpool Film Office.

From World Productions, the award-winning producers of Line of Duty, and written by acclaimed writer and director Helen Walsh – in what is her first original script for television – The Gathering will star newcomer Eva Morgan and Sadie Soverall (Little Bone Lodge) as Kelly and Jessica.

Also joining the cast is Vinette Robinson (Boiling Point, The Lazarus Project) who will play Jessica’s mother Natalie while Warren Brown (The Responder) is cast as Kelly’s single parent Paul, and Richard Coyle (Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore) as solicitor Jules.

The cast will also include Liverpool’s own Sonny Walker (The Responder) as Adam and newcomers Luca Kamleh-Chapman as Bazi and fellow Scouser Hebron Tedros as Dessie.

Set on Merseyside, The Gathering will centre around an attack on a teenage girl during a rave on a small island will follow a group of teens who could have committed the crime, along with their parents, who each give a cause for suspicion.

Writer Helen Walsh said: “I’m thrilled to have a brilliant cast on board led by such established talent. Our young actors, many of whom are newcomers, have wowed us with their raw and heartfelt depictions of teenagers having to navigate adult problems in morally ambiguous worlds.”

The series was commissioned for Channel 4 by Caroline Hollick, Head of Drama, and Gwawr Lloyd, Commissioning Editor, Drama. The executive producers are Simon Heath, Laura Cotton, Helen Walsh and Gareth Bryn for World Productions and the producer is Graham Drover. The director of episodes 1, 2, 5 & 6 will be Gareth Bryn (Line of Duty S6, Karen Pirie). Amanda Blue (Maternal) will direct episodes 3 & 4.