First look at new series from Line of Duty and Bodyguard creator 1 year ago

First look at new series from Line of Duty and Bodyguard creator

The show, set and filmed in Northern Ireland, looks like it will be a hit.

It was announced recently that James Nesbitt will be playing the lead in the new BBC One detective drama Bloodlands, that will be produced by Line of Duty and Bodyguard creator Jed Mercurio’s production company.


And we've finally got some information about the show, and it sounds like it's going to be a hit.

Joining James Nesbitt in the drama are Lisa Dwan (Top Boy, Trust), Lorcan Cranitch (Fortitude, The Dig), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street, Vienna Blood) and the legendary Ian McElhinney (Derry Girls, Game Of Thrones).

These are just some of the names who feature in a strong cast.

Plot points for the show have also been released by the BBC, who have said that the show will focus on Northern Irish police detective Tom Brannick (Nesbitt).

When a car containing a possible suicide note is pulled out of Strangford Lough, Brannick quickly connects it to an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance.

Bloodlands follows his hunt for the legendary assassin known as 'Goliath', an explosive cat-and-mouse game "where the stakes have never been higher."

We're hooked already.


Jed Mercurio, Executive Producer for HTM Television and creator of Line of Duty and Bodyguard, says: "HTM Television is honoured such a prestigious cast will bring to life Chris Brandon's thrilling, thought-provoking series Bloodlands."

Bloodlands is produced with funding from Northern Ireland Screen, and is being filmed all around Belfast.

No release date for the series has been announced.