BBC Four has acquired Hidden Assets from DCD Rights, a new international crime drama shot in Ireland and Belgium starring Angeline Ball.
A routine raid led by Emer Berry, (Ball) a detective in the Irish Criminal Assets Bureau, reveals that a small-time drug dealer has been receiving substantial funding from a seemingly untraceable source – not in cash, but in rough diamonds.
When these diamonds are linked to a series of bombings in Belgium, Emer is forced to work with Police Commissioner Christian De Jong. Eventually banding together, they unravel a political conspiracy fuelling domestic unrest for financial gain; caught up in this web of greed are the Brannigans, a wealthy Irish dynasty with ties to Antwerp.
Drawn into a battle of wits with the family, Emer, Christian, and the CAB team must follow the money to stop another terrorist attack – before it’s too late. Alongside Angeline Ball, Wouter Hendrickx stars as Christian De Jong with Simone Kirby as Bibi Melnick.
Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, BBC says: "Hidden Assets is a satisfying blend of crime drama, political conspiracy and thriller. BBC viewers will be glued to their seats until the very end!"
Hidden Assets is 6 x 52 series produced by Saffron Moon, Facet4Media and Potemkino.