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The BBC has acquired Irish crime drama North Sea Connection, coming to BBC Four and iPlayer this February.

Written by Mark Greig (Marcella, Bulletproof) the six-part series is a story of complex family dynamics set against a dramatic Irish landscape.

Ciara Kenny (Lydia McGuinness) fishes the waters off Roskillane as her family has done for generations.

But when her ambitious brother Aidan (Kerr Logan) secretly agrees to carry out a drug run at sea for a Nordic cartel that goes horribly wrong, their lives are forever changed. As pressure from an investigation builds, threatening to unearth long-held secrets, how far will they go for the sake of the family?

North Sea Connection stars Lydia McGuinness (Her Name Is, Wild Mountain Thyme), Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones, Showtrial), Sinéad Cusack (V for Vendetta, Eastern Promises), Claes Ljungmark (The Keeper of Lost Causes, Arne Dahl), Dónall Ó Héalai (Arracht, Foscadh), Jeanne Nicole Ní Áinle (Bad Sisters, Holy Island), Alida Morberg (Clark, Sensoria) and Natalie Simpson (Outlander, Les Misérables).

Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, says: "Set amongst the stunning scenery of West Coast Ireland, North Sea Connection is a dark and brooding thriller which will keep BBC viewers totally absorbed until the very end."

North Sea Connection (6 x 45’) was acquired for the BBC from A+E Networks International. It was made by Mopar Studios for RTE and Viaplay, is written by Mark Greig, and directed by Hannah Quinn (Vikings: Valhalla, The Stranger) and Paul Murphy (Doctor Who, Cuckoo).

North Sea Connection will launch on BBC Four and iPlayer this February.


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