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Northern Irish drama Bloodlands airs on BBC One from Sunday 21st February
18 Feb 2021 : News Desk
James Nesbitt in Bloodlands
The new BBC One series, which is set in Northern Ireland and supported by Northern Ireland Screen, is Executive Produced by Jed Mercurio, the mastermind behind ‘Line of Duty’ and ‘Bodyguard’.

Bloodlands, a brand-new original crime drama, will air on BBC One on Sunday 21st February at 9pm. The four-part series was filmed in and around Belfast and Strangford Lough.

The series was created by new writer Chris Brandon and produced by HTM Television (co-owned by Jed Mercurio and Hat Trick Productions), directed by Pete Travis (Omagh, The Go-Between) and produced by Christopher Hall (The Durrells, Critical).

Joining James Nesbitt (The Missing, Cold Feet) in the drama are Lisa Dwan (Top Boy, Trust), Lorcan Cranitch (Fortitude, The Dig), Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street, Vienna Blood), Ian McElhinney (Derry Girls, Game Of Thrones), Lola Petticrew (A Bump Along the Way, Dating Amber), Chris Walley (The Young Offenders, 1917), Michael Smiley (Luther, Death and Nightingales), Kathy Kiera Clarke (Derry Girls, The Pale Horse), and Susan Lynch (Happy Valley, Save Me).

When a car containing a possible suicide note is pulled out of Strangford Lough, police detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt) quickly connects it to an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance. Bloodlands follows his hunt for the legendary assassin known as “Goliath”, an explosive cat-and-mouse game where the stakes have never been higher.

Bloodlands is Chris Brandon’s first original drama series commission and the first drama from newly formed production company HTM Television. It was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama and Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC Content. The executive producers are Jed Mercurio, Jimmy Mulville and Mark Redhead for HTM Television and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC.

Bloodlands airs on BBC One this Sunday 21st February at 9pm.





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