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and boss Jed Mercurio took a break from teasing us about 'H' to work on a new drama called Bloodlands, a crime thriller set in Northern Ireland and starring Cold Feet's James Nesbitt.
The trailer for the show just dropped, teasing the moody environments and a little bit of the plot.
What is that plot? Well, it all kicks off when a car is discovered containing a potential suicide note. Nesbitt's police detective Tom Brannick discovers that it is connected not only to an infamous unsolved investigation and a legendary assassin, but to his own life.
"In '98 a handful of us were made aware of an assassin, we called him Goliath," Brannick said in the teaser, before he reveals the murderer also took the life of his wife.
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The situation is serious.
As well as Nesbitt, the cast features some familiar faces, including former Emmerdale star Asan N'Jie, Derry Girls and Game of Thrones' Ian McElhinney, Top Boy's Lisa Dwan, and more.
, Nesbitt said: "It’s great to be back making a drama in and about Northern Ireland, which now has a film and television industry as good as any in the world.
"We have compelling scripts from a brilliant young writer who was raised in County Down, which are very exciting and psychologically complex."
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Bloodlands will be coming to BBC One and BBC iPlayer next month.
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James Nesbitt's new BBC drama Bloodlands criticised for "clichés" .
Viewers who stuck with the show until the end found plenty to enjoy, however. #bloodlands It's been 50 mins... I'm still waiting for a moment, just any shock round the corner,...anything? Shockingly underwhelming... pic.twitter.com/W4IMAhODkJ— Don Beukes EKPHRASTIC Writer Blogger (@DonBeukes) February 21, 2021Managed to get through the first 20 minutes of #Bloodlands before being worn down by every bad Norn Iron cliche in the book.