‘Bloodlands’: Trailer Lands For BBC Crime Drama Starring James Nesbitt From EP Jed Mercurio

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01 Feb 21

The BBC has released a trailer for Bloodlands, a new original crime thriller starring James Nesbitt, exec produced by ‘Bodyguard’ and ‘Line of Duty’ creator Jed Mercurio.

When a car containing a possible suicide note is pulled out of Strangford Lough, Northern Irish police detective Tom Brannick (Nesbitt) quickly connects it to an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance. ‘Bloodlands’ follows his dogged hunt for a legendary assassin, an explosive cat-and-mouse game where the stakes have never been higher.

The series is written by Chris Brandon, with ‘Bloodlands’ being his first original drama series commission, but working under the guidance of ‘Bodyguard’ and ‘Line Of Duty’ creator Jed Mercurio. The series is produced by HTM Television, which is co-owned by Mercurio and Hat Trick Productions (‘Flack’, ‘Derry Girls’, ‘Doctor Thorne’).

‘Bloodlands’ was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama and Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC Content. The executive producers are Jed Mercurio, Jimmy Mulville and Mark Redhead for HTM Television and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. It is directed by Pete Travis (‘Omagh’, ‘The Go-Between’) and produced by Christopher Hall (‘The Durrells’, ‘Critical’). It is produced with funding from Northern Ireland Screen and was filmed in and around Belfast and Strangford Lough.

“In Bloodlands Chris has crafted a cracking contemporary thriller which manages to be both completely gripping while shining a light on to the legacy of the troubles in contemporary Northern Ireland,” commented Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama. “We are thrilled to be working with Chris, Jimmy, Jed and the team at HTM to bring this visceral story to BBC One.”

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