Nordic streamer Viaplay has teamed up with Irish broadcaster RTÉ on North Sea connection, a six-part English thriller set on the west coast of Ireland.
The series, written by Mark Greig and directed by Paul Murphy and Hannah Quinn, tells the story of Ciara (Lydia McGuinness), who faces the dramatic consequences of her brother Aidan (Kerr Logan) ‘s decision to transport drugs. at sea.
Threatened by a cartel and with a Swedish policeman (Alida Morberg) approaching, Ciara’s plans lead her family into a new series of unforeseeable and dangerous events.
Sinéad Cusack and Claes Ljungmark also star in the series, which is currently filming in Ireland and will debut on Viaplay and RTÉ in 2022. International distribution is handled by A + E Networks International.
It is produced for Viaplay and RTÉ by Jess Pope, Christian Alveborg, William Diskay and Jonas Fors at Mopar Studios. Jon Petersson is attached for NENT Group, David Crean for RTÉ, and Tristan Orpen Lynch and Aoife O’Sullivan for Subotica. Nell Green produces the series.
Filippa Wallestam, Head of Content at NENT Group, said: “The combination of high-stakes drama, top talent on both sides of the camera and of course a Nordic twist gives this series the ingredients for a leading thriller. “
David Crean, Acting Head of Drama at RTÉ, added: “RTÉ is delighted to be a part of this exciting series. With such a formidable cast, including Sinead Cusack, Lydia McGuinness and Kerr Logan, North Sea Connection will be a real treat for Irish viewers in 2022. ”