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BBC's New Drama 'Dublin Murders' Looks So Dark

BBC's New Drama 'Dublin Murders' Looks So Dark

If there's one good thing about plummeting temperatures and shorter days, it's autumn television - and if you're a crime drama fan then BBC have just delivered the goods.

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Dublin Murders, an upcoming crime thriller by the broadcaster, is described as a "dark psychological mystery with a tap root that drops deep down into Ireland's past, foreshadows the future and brings insight to its present."

Based on the internationally bestselling Dublin Murder Squad novels by Tana French, the eight-part series is created and written by Sarah Phelps. who blends the first and second books, In the Woods and The Likeness.

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Credit: BBC

The series centres on detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox, played by Killian Scott and Sarah Greene respectively, who investigate two murders: that of a young talented ballerina found dead on an ancient stone altar in the woods, and a vivacious free-spirited woman found stabbed in a roofless famine cottage.

Set during during the height of the Celtic Tiger financial boom of the millennium, both murders (at first) do not appear to be related, but Reilly and Maddox soon find that to be far from the case.

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Credit: BBC

Discussing the show, Killian Scott, known for his roles in Strike and Damnation, says: "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.

"The chance to stumble into this world alongside the wonderful Sarah Greene and under the guidance of our brilliant directors."

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Credit: BBC

While Sarah Greene, of Rosie and Penny Dreadful, says: "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."

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Credit: BBC

The Euston Films production is directed by Saul Dibb who also executive produces alongside Elizabeth Kilgarriff of the BBC.

Other cast includes Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Frank supported by Moe Dunford as Sam, Leah McNamara as Rosalind, Ian Kenny as Phelan, Eugene O'Hare as Quigley, Jonny Holden as Damien with Conleth Hill as O Kelly and Peter McDonald as Jonathan.

We can't wait to binge this (behind our hands, of course).

There's no release date for Dublin Murders yet, but we're expecting it to come out in the next couple of months. Stay tuned!

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Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK. Please contact her on ciarasheppard@hotmail.co.uk.

 

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