Dublin Murders to kick off on RTÉ with back-to-back double bill later this month 9 months ago

Dublin Murders to kick off on RTÉ with back-to-back double bill later this month

The murder mystery looks excellent. Set record.

Northern Ireland has some truly stunning locations and right now, it's one of the busiest production hubs in Europe.

With Game of Thrones, Line of Duty and The Fall all filming in various different locations in the six counties, the film industry is absolutely thriving. And the good news keeps coming as BBC and RTÉ's latest co-production, Dublin Murders, was also filmed extensively in the area.

We've had our eye on this show for quite some time and having seen the first trailer for the the eight-part psychological drama, we got strong True Detective vibes.

Granted, that's a pretty high standard to emulate but we've really liked what we've seen so far.

RTÉ have now confirmed that the show will air on RTÉ One and that it kicks-off with a feature length double bill on Wednesday, 16 October. Essentially, the first two episodes will be shown back-to-back, perfect for the binge-watchers amongst the audience.

However, the show will also be shown on BBC1 and it starts on Monday, 14th October at 9pm. The second episode will then be shown on Tuesday, 15 October at 9pm and every subsequent Monday and Tuesday for four weeks.

Basically, you've no excuses to miss it!

Based on Tana French’s novels The Likeness and In the Woods, the show is set in the early years of the new millennium, during the height of Ireland’s Celtic Tiger financial boom. The plot focuses on two seemingly unrelated murder investigations led by ambitious and charismatic detectives Reilly (Killian Scott) and Maddox (Sarah Green).

The victims - a young talented ballerina who is found dead on an ancient stone altar and a vivacious, free-spirited woman who is found stabbed in a roofless famine cottage - are seemingly unrelated, but as viewers will discover, they're knitted together by powerful shared themes.

We can't wait.

Take a look at what's in store.

Clip via BBC