BBC Acquires Irish Crime Thriller North Sea Connection


The BBC has picked up the Irish crime drama North Sea Connection, which will debut on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer next month.

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

The drama was made by Mopar Studios for RTÉ and Viaplay and was licensed by A+E Networks International.

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) star.

Sue Deeks, head of BBC program acquisition, said: “Set amongst the stunning scenery of West Coast Ireland, North Sea Connection is a dark and brooding thriller that will keep BBC viewers totally absorbed until the very end.”