RTE drama Smother is to air on Alibi in the UK.
“This has everything that Alibi viewers love – intrigue, danger, family drama, and some incredible talent involved on both sides of the camera. We can’t wait to try and uncover the mysteries of Smother every week.” – Emma Ayech, Alibi channel
Set and filmed on location in a small town on the beautiful and wild west coast of Ireland, the Irish investigative thriller principally stars Kirwan as devoted matriarch Val Ahern (Kirwan) whose husband Denis is found dead at the bottom of a cliff following a party at the family home.
As Val explores who might have been responsible and examines her husband’s relationships with their children, stepchildren and extended family, she begins to realise the full extent of his controlling behaviour and threatens to uncover secrets, lies and hurt that may tear the entire family apart.
The series – created by Kate O’Riordan – is produced by BBC Studios Production Drama North and Scotland in partnership with Dublin-based Treasure Entertainment, in association with Screen Ireland.
“Smother puts a mother at the heart of an investigation into the dark secrets in her own family. Kate O’Riordan’s drama explores the deep rooted, primal maternal instinct to protect no matter what the cost. Smother is a bold, twisty and compelling domestic thriller and we are delighted to be sitting alongside the finest of crime dramas on Alibi.” – Michael Parke, executive producer BBC Studios
Smother will air on Alibi later this year.