A brand new psychological drama is coming to the BBC and it looks like a real binge-worthy watch.
In time for the best seasons of binging too – autumn and winter. As good as the summer is (being able to actually go outside [in Britain] is fabulous), there’s nothing like cuddling up on the couch with a fluffy blanket, hot chocolate in hand, while getting knee deep in a gripping TV show.
Netflix usually get all the headlines these days, but the Beeb have their own, titled Dublin Murders, and it looks incredible. It also gives me yet another reason to never want to go into the woods. Like any kind of wood. Even one that’s meant for a fun getaway holiday.
Check out the trailer here:
The synopsis of the show reads:
“A dark psychological mystery which focuses on a murder investigation led by ambitious and charismatic Detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox. When a young talented ballerina who is found dead on an ancient stone altar her death drags up another tragedy that befell this community years before, when three children disappeared into the local woods and only one returned.”
It continues: “A vivacious free-spirited woman is also found stabbed in a roofless famine cottage – the two are seemingly unrelated, but as we will discover, they are actually knitted together by powerful shared themes – the macabre ‘red in tooth and claw’ elements of both stories, and their heart-thumping psychological thriller qualities.”
The show will star Killian Scott (formally known for Love/Hate and Damnation) as Detective Rob Reilly and Sarah Greene (formally known for Ransom and Penny Dreadful) as Cassie Maddox.
The show will be on BBC One, Starz and RTÉ based on the internationally bestselling Dublin Murder Squad by Tana French.
It will be a dark and ‘psychological’ mystery which seems to focus primarily on the two main detectives as the case at hand has something to do with Detective Rob Reilly. It will also be an eight-part series, let’s hope it’s not a weekly episode but night by night.
Killian Scott spoke of the show, saying: “I couldn’t be more delighted to join the creative team behind Dublin Murders. Sarah Phelps has beautifully adapted Tana French’s compelling novels into a complex and dark exploration of memory, identity and the potentially devastating consequences of pursuing truth.”
He also his showed his excitement at getting to work with fellow actress Sarah Greene, stating: “The chance to stumble into this world alongside the wonderful Sarah Greene and under the guidance of our brilliant directors.”
Sarah Greene said: “I’m delighted to be cast in Dublin Murders. To work alongside such talented people as Killian Scott, and the entire creative team is a joy.”
“The writing is brilliant and dark and it’s thrilling to give Tana French’s words a new life on screen through the wonderful Sarah Phelps.”
The show’s script was written by the talented Sarah Phelps who brought J.K Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy” to life and the Charles Dickens novel “Great Expectations” which was also another BBC television drama.
Sadly, there’s no official release date just yet for Dublin Murders but the show is fully wrapped. Chances are we’ll see it before the year is out, so ready yourself and warm up the hot choccies ‘cause we’re about to see some serious gloomy night drama unfold.
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