The series will air in the autumn
The first trailer for BBC One's new big-budget crime series Dublin Murders, much of which was filmed on location in Northern Ireland, has been released.
Dublin actor Killian Scott provides a chilling voiceover as viewers watch him and fellow Irish star Sarah Greene investigating a series of murders.
Scott, most recently seen in The Commuter, plays detective Rob Reilly and Green (fresh from roles Black 47 an Rosie) is his partner Cassie Maddox in the series which has echoes of True Detective in the first trailer.
The detectives are tasked with solving the murders of two seemingly unconnected women. One of the victims is a talented young ballerina, while the other is a vivacious, free-spirited woman who is found stabbed in a derelict famine cottage.
Reilly and Maddox's working relationship comes under pressure when, in the course of the investigation, elements of their pasts emerge that they would rather forget.
It is based on the first two novels in the Dublin Murder Squad crime series by Tana French - Into the Woods and Likeness.
“I’m delighted to be cast in Dublin Murders," said Sarah Greene. "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.”
Killian Scott said, "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.”
The eight part series is due to land in the autumn and will run for eight episodes.
It has been adapted by Sarah Phelps and stars a host of homegrown talent including Vikings star Moe Dunford, Love/Hate's Tom Vaughan Lawlor, Leah McNamara, Ian Kenny, Eugene O'Hare, Jonny Holden, with Conleth Hill and Peter McDonald rounding out the cast.
Co-produced with RTE and US TV network Starz, the show is described as 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".
The series will be directed by Saul Dibb as well as John Hayes and Rebecca Gatward and is produced by Euston Films, Veritas Entertainment Group, and Element Pictures (The Favourite, Room, The Lobster).