FIRST LOOK Bloodlands

Today the BBC have released the first trailer for their new crime thriller starring James Nesbitt.


The series has been created by exciting new writer Chris Brandon and produced by HTM Television - the production company co-owned by Line of Duty showrunner Jed Mercurio and Hat Trick Productions.


When a car containing a possible suicide note is pulled out of Strangford Lough, Northern Irish police detective Tom Brannick, played by James Nesbitt, quickly connects it to an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance.


Bloodlands follows his dogged hunt for a legendary assassin, an explosive cat-and-mouse game where the stakes have never been higher.



The crime drama also stars Lisa Dwan, Lorcan Cranitch, Charlene McKenna, Ian McElhinney, Lola Petticrew, Chris Walley, Michael Smiley, Kathy Kiera Clarke and Susan Lynch.


Additional cast include Peter Ballance, Asan N’Jie, Cara Kelly and Flora Montgomery.



At the time of announcement, James 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. I can’t wait to start."


Bloodlands is directed by Pete Travis and produced by Christopher Hall and was filmed in and around Belfast and Strangford Lough.


Bloodlands starts later this month on BBC One