Love Hate’s Killian Scott and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful) are uniting for a new psychological crime thriller series.
The pair will play the lead roles of detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox in Dublin Murders.
The show is drawn from Tana French’s internationally bestselling Dublin Murder Squad novels. Each book is led by a different detective from the same team and their signature is an intense emotional connection between cop and crime.
This eight-part series will blends the first two 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.
Set during the height of the Celtic Tiger financial boom of the millennium, Dublin Murders will focus on two murder investigations led by ambitious and charismatic Detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox. 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.
Scott who played Tommy in Love/Hate will be reunited in this thriller with Tom Vaughan-Lawlor who played Nidge in the gangland drama.
Vaughan-Lawlor is one of many Irish actors cast in the show, with Moe Dunford as Sam, Leah McNamara as Rosalind, Ian Kenny as Phelan, Eugene O’Hare as Quigley, Jonny Holden as Damien with Conleth Hill as O Kelly and Peter McDonald as Jonathan.
Speaking about the new show Killian 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.”
“I’m delighted to be cast in Dublin Murders,” Sarah Greene added.
“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 show will air on RTE, BBC and US channel Starz.