Dublin Murders continues tonight on BBC One – here’s all you need to know about the new drama.
BBC One’s new psychological crime thriller adapted from Dublin’s leading crime novelist Tana French by Sarah Phelps
Eight part series The Dublin Murders is drawn from Tana French’s first two novels In The Woods and The Likeness, delivering a dark psychological mystery with a tap root that drops deep down into Ireland’s past, foreshadows the future and brings insight to its present.
From the cast and when to watch, here’s all you need to know…
Dublin Murders cast
Killian Scott (Strike) and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful) lead the cast as detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox.
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor plays Detective Frank Mackey, with Moe Dunford as Sam O’Neill, Sam Keeley as Daniel March, Antonio Aakeel as Raphael “Rafe” Hyland, Charlie Kelly as Justin Mannering, Vanessa Emme as Abigail “Abby” Stone, Leah McNamara as Rosalind Devlin, Ian Kenny as Phelan and Eugene O’Hare as Quigley.
Completing the main cast are Jonny Holden as Damien Donnelly, Conleth Hill as O’Kelly, Peter McDonald as Jonathan Devlin, Kathy Monahan as Margaret Devlin, Ericka Roe as Alannah Shorey, and Amy Macken as Katy Devlin.
Dublin Murders air date
Dublin Murders continues tonight, Monday October 28 at 9PM on BBC One.
The series will air two episodes a week on Monday and Tuesdays at 9PM. There are eight episodes in total.
You’ll be able to watch episodes online and catch up via the BBC iPlayer.
Dublin Murders spoilers
A synopsis of the series 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.”
In the seventh episode tonight (Monday, November 4), as Daniel (Sam Keeley) realises that Cassie (Sarah Greene) is not really Lexie, the truth of who the housemates are, and the tensions and unsustainability of their life become clear.
Just as all seems lost for Rob (Killian Scott) he reaches a turning point. Something deep inside him knits together back, and as his mind clears he realizes that the cases were never connected. Freed from his obsession, he finally discovers who Katy’s (Amy Macken) killer is.
Meanwhile, in Whitethorn House, Cassie (Sarah Greene) is drugged and held hostage by the friends. As she exploits their weaknesses, insecurities and rivalries to get to turn on each other, she discovers the coldness with which they have collaborated.
As Frank arrives with the cavalry, is it game over?
Dublin Murders airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 9PM on BBC One.