Love/Hate returns for it's highly anticipated third season at 9.30pm on RTÉ One tonight.

The reign of King Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) begins tonight as the award-winning drama returns to our at 9.30pm on RTÉ One (Nov11).

Having carried out his ruthless coup to remove the erratic and paranoid John Boy, Nidge is determined not to make the same mistakes as his predecessor.

However, Nidge soon finds himself dissatisfied with his new power, and becomes blinded to the cracks already showing in the gang.

Darren (Robert Sheehan) has lost his brother and his love, and is back at Nidge's side, but his loyalty is yet to be tested.

Meanwhile Fran (Peter Coonan) is out of prison and back in the fold, but he too has his own agendas and grudges.

And Tommy's (Killian Scott) family life is jeopardised by his on-off relationship with Debbie (Susan Loughnane).

When one of the gang is mistakenly shot by members of a rival organisation, Nidge and his crew find themselves on the brink of war.

Make sure you click back to RTÉ Ten tomorrow for our exclusive on-set interviews with the cast.