Killian Scott & Sarah Greene Take Leads In ‘Dublin Murders’ Adaptation For BBC, Starz & RTE
Killian Scott & Sarah Greene have landed two of the lead roles in the upcoming adaptation of Tana French’s internationally bestselling Dublin Murder Squad novels the BBC has announced.
‘Dublin Murders‘ is set during the height of the Celtic Tiger financial boom of the millennium and will focus on two murder investigations led by ambitious and charismatic Detectives Rob Reilly (Scott) and Cassie Maddox (Greene). The victims – a young talented ballerina who is found dead 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 – the macabre ‘red in tooth and claw’ elements of both stories, and their heart-thumping psychological thriller qualities.
The eight-part series is created and written by Sarah Phelps (‘And Then There Were None’; ‘Ordeal by Innocence’) and blends the first two of French’s novels, ‘In the Woods’ and ‘The Likeness’ to deliver 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.
“I couldn’t be more delighted to join the creative team behind Dublin Murders,” commented Scott. “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.”
“I’m delighted to be cast in Dublin Murders,” adds 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.”
The 8×60’ series is produced by Carmel Maloney, the lead director is Saul Dibb (‘The Duchess’, ‘Suite Francaise’, ‘NW’), supported by John Hayes (‘Bancroft’) and Rebecca Gatward (‘Shetland’). The drama is a co-production between BBC One, Starz and RTÉ with support from Northern Ireland Screen.
They have yet to release a premiere date for ‘Dublin Murders‘, but it will air on BBC One in the UK, RTÉ in Ireland and Starz in the US. We’ll bring you more as we get it.