Starring award-winning Irish actor James Nesbitt (The Missing, Cold Feet), this four-episode series will make its exclusive US and Canada debut in March 2021, on Acorn TV, AMC Networks’ acclaimed streaming service specializing in British and international television. New episodes will debut weekly on Mondays. An Acorn TV Original series, Bloodlands will premiere on BBC One prior to its North American launch on Acorn TV.
When a car containing a possible suicide note is pulled out of the sea, Northern Irish police detective Tom Brannick (Nesbitt) quickly connects it to an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance – a series of mysterious disappearances over 20 years ago during a dark period in Northern Ireland history. Bloodlands follows his dogged hunt for a legendary assassin, an explosive cat-and-mouse game where the stakes have never been higher.
This intriguing thriller is full of vivid characters, with a twisting and compelling narrative focused on a sympathetic central figure in Tom Brannick, a man who embodies so many of the contradictions and conflicts of his world.
The series stars a multi-talented Irish cast including Nesbitt, Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street, Vienna Blood), Lisa Dwan (Top Boy, Trust), Lorcan Cranitch (Fortitude, The Dig), Ian McElhinney (Derry Girls, Game of Thrones), Michael Smiley (Luther, Dead Still), Susan Lynch (Happy Valley, Save Me), and Lola Petticrew (A Bump Along The Way.)
Bloodlands’ executive producers are award-winning showrunner Jed Mercurio (creator and producer of two of UK’s highest-rated dramas, Bodyguard and Line of Duty), Jimmy Mulville (Episodes) and Mark Redhead (The Secret, Bloody Sunday) for HTM Television, and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. It was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC Content.
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