The Dublin Murders – when does it start on BBC One, who is in the cast and which novel is it based on?

The Dublin Murders – when does it start on BBC One, who is in the cast and which novel is it based on?

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A NEW crime drama is heading to BBC One and promises to be a captivating watch seeing as it is based on a hugely popular book series by Tana French.

But what story will the adaptation tell and who has been cast in the roles?

The air date for The Dublin Murders hasn't been confirmed yet but it is set to hit screens at some point in 2019
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The air date for The Dublin Murders hasn’t been confirmed yet but it is set to hit screens at some point in 2019[/caption]

When does The Dublin Murders start on BBC One?

The air date for The Dublin Murders hasn’t been confirmed yet but it is set to hit screens at some point in 2019.

It will be shown on BBC One and will also be available online via BBC iPlayer.

The series will run for eight-episode and was actually included in the BBC’s Drama 2019 promo.

Cast member Killian Scott states the drama is “a complex and dark exploration of memory, identity and the potentially devastating consequences of pursuing truth”.

The Dublin Murders cast is lead by Penny Dreadful's Sarah Greene
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The Dublin Murders cast is lead by Penny Dreadful’s Sarah Greene[/caption]

What is The Dublin Murders about?

The synopsis reads: “This series, set during the height of the Celtic Tiger financial boom of the millennium, 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.”

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Which novel is The Dublin Murders based on?

The drama has drawn its inspiration from Tana French’s best-selling Dublin Murder Squad book series.

It blends the first two novels In the Woods and The Likeness.

Each novel is narrated by a different detective from the same team as they solve a crime.

However, there is always an intense emotional connection between each officer and the crime focused on in the novel.

The series first began in 2007 with debut novel, In the Woods—which received multiple genre awards, including the Edgar.


Who is in The Dublin Murders cast?

The cast is lead by Love/Hate star Killian Scott and Penny Dreadful’s Sarah Greene.

They will star alongside the likes of Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Frank and Moe Dunford as Sam.

Leah McNamara plays Rosalind while Ian Kenny stars as Phelan.

Game of Thrones’ Conleth Hill plays O’Kelly and Peter McDonald also stars as Jonathan.

Other cast members include Eugene O’Hare as Quigley and Jonny Holden as Damien.

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