There's a brand new crime drama with a brilliant Irish cast featuring an exciting Love/Hate reunion
This could be excellent.
RTÉ's new drama Taken Down has seen the creator of Love/Hate, Stuart Carolan, return to the genre that he knows so well and it appears that there's going to be a reunion between Tommy and Nidge.
That's because Killian Scott and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor have both been cast in Dublin murders, a new psychological crime thriller for BBC One, Starz and RTÉ with support from Northern Ireland Screen.
Killian Scott ('71, The Commuter) and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful, Rosie) are detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox in Dublin Murders. Elsewhere, there's an excellent Irish cast that includes the likes of Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Moe Dunford, Ian Kenny, and more.
Game of Thrones star Conleth Hill and Peter McDonald also feature.
The show is an adaptation of Tana French’s internationally bestselling Dublin Murder Squad novels and each book is led by a different detective from the same team and their signature is an intense emotional connection between cop and crime.
This eight-part series is created and written by Sarah Phelps (And Then There Were None; Ordeal by Innocence) and blends the first two novels, In the Woods and The Likeness to deliver 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.
This series, set during the height of the Celtic Tiger financial boom of the millennium, will focus on two murder investigations led by ambitious and charismatic Detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox. 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 we will discover, 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.
If you saw Rosie then you'll know just how talented Sarah Greene and Moe Dunford and our own Roy Cashin had a chance to chat with them about their future.