The Irish actors are detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox in Dublin Murders, a new psychological crime thriller based on the bestselling novel series by Tana French.

Airing across BBC One, Starz and RTÉ, the eight-part series is created and written by Sarah Phelps and combines the first two instalments of French’s Dublin Murder Squad books, In the Woods and The Likeness.

Viewers can expect ‘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’.

Set during the height of the Celtic Tiger financial boom of the millennium, the drama sees the ambitious and charismatic detectives head up two murder investigations.

The victims – a young talented ballerina whose body is discovered 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.

“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.” – Killian Scott

Dublin Murders has a majority Irish cast that also 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.

“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.” – Sarah Greene

The series is produced by Euston Films, Element Pictures and Veritas Entertainment Group with support from Northern Ireland Screen. The beeb note that lead director Saul Dibb brings a cinematic vision to the production.

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