THE FIRST trailer for the hotly-anticipated Irish crime drama Dublin Murders has landed online and it’s already shaping up to be essential viewing.
Based on the novels of acclaimed Irish American author Tana French, the new eight-part psychological thriller has been put together by US network Starz TV.
French is best known for the novels The Likeness and In The Woods with the series set to take inspiration from both books.
Coming off like an Irish version of True Detective, it looks set to offer up plenty in the way of mystery and intrigue against a strikingly bleak Irish backdrop.
The work of Agatha Christie writer Sarah Phelps, Dublin Murders stars Killian Scott and Sarah Green as two detectives tasked with investigating the murder of a young girl found in the woods on the outskirts of Dublin.
An impressive array of Irish acting talent has been recruited for the show, including critically-acclaimed actor Tom Vaughan Lawler and Game of Thrones favourite Conleth Hill.
A dark and engagingly ominous tale, the show is set to broadcast this Autumn and could prove popular with fans of shows like The Killing and Line of Duty.
Offering a distinctively Irish take on a familiar narrative, the series could prove to be addictive viewing.
“We always think that the ones who get away are the lucky ones," a chilling voiceover tells viewers alongside a heart-stopping montage of haunting forests, errant children and cordoned off, grimly lit crime scenes.
While no broadcast date has yet been confirmed, the makers have revealed that Dublin Murders will air on RTÉ in Ireland, BBC One in the UK and Starz TV in the US.
If this trailer is anything to go by, you won’t want to miss it.