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Move over The Fall... Belfast has a new crime drama, RTE's Farr

Belfast is once again the setting for a TV crime drama - new RTE show Farr.

The show centres on Michael Gallagher, an ambitious young detective who has been promoted to a task force aimed at taking down Belfast’s most dangerous crime family, the Farrs.

As his investigation deepens, a murder of one of the Farrs pushes Michael towards a reckoning with his own dark past. And as the bodies and betrayals mount, Michael must choose between destroying the Farrs or saving himself.

The four-part series was produced by the Belfast-based production company Stirling Film and TV Productions.

It follows the huge success of BBC 2's The Fall, starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan.

Farr was written and directed by Aidan Largey. Shaun Blaney who plays Michael Gallagher the lead character in the series also co-created the story along with Largey.

It has been released on RTÉ Player.

The drama is one of five new original dramas, commissioned by RTÉ and the Irish Film Board for the new season of Storyland, a commissioning platform to identify new and emerging creative talent in Ireland.

Close to 200 aspiring and experienced drama production teams pitched their ideas to make a series for Storyland. Five production companies across Ireland won commissions to  create 5 original dramas (4 x 6 minute web episodes) to be shown on RTÉ Player.

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