Love/Hate creators working on new crime drama

We can't wait to see this.


If you’re missing the gritty drama Love/Hate you’ll be happy to know that the team behind the show are working on a new crime drama.

Spiral Pictures’ Stuart Carolan (writer-executive producer), Suzanne McAuley (executive producer) and David Caffrey (director) have teamed up with bestselling author Jo Spain for the new series Taken Down.

Lynn Rafferty plays Detective Jen Rooney, whose latest case sees her investigating the death of a young Nigerian migrant close to a Direct Provision Centre. Her investigation brings us into a twilight world of the new Ireland where slum landlords and criminals prey on the vulnerable.

Sarah Rafferty Taken Down
Lynn Rafferty Taken Down

The cast includes Aissa Maiga (Anything for Alice, Bianco e Nero), Brian Gleeson (Resistance, Phantom Thread), Orla Fitzgerald (The Young Offenders,) Jimmy Smallhorne (Love/Hate, Clean Break), Barry Ward (End of The F*cking World, The Fall,), Enoch Frost (Skyfall, The Desert) and Slimane Dazi (A Prophet, Rengaine).

The shoot begins today, Monday 25th June, and the cast and crew will film for 10 weeks at various locations across Dublin.

Executive Producer Suzanne McAuley said, “We have set out to create a world of unique characters in a modern Ireland but in the context of the globalisation of crime. To tell this story, we have brought together a team of highly talented cast and crew from Ireland and across the globe and we are excited to see our stories come to life.”

We can’t wait to see this!

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