The first trailer for Bloodlands, the Belfast-set BBC thriller starring James Nesbitt and executive produced by Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio, has been released.

Teasing the plot for Bloodlands, the BBC has said: "When a car containing a possible suicide note is pulled out of Strangford Lough, Northern Irish police detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt) quickly connects it to an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance. 

"Bloodlands follows his hunt for the legendary assassin known as 'Goliath', an explosive cat-and-mouse game where the stakes have never been higher."

Charlene McKenna as Detective Sergeant Niamh McGovern in Bloodlands

The cast also includes Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street, Pure Mule), Chris Walley (The Young Offenders, Pixie), Kathy Kiera Clarke (Derry Girls,The Pale Horse), Lorcan Cranitch (Fortitude, The Dig), Lisa Dwan (Top Boy, Trust), Ian McElhinney (Derry Girls, Game of Thrones), Lola Petticrew (A Bump Along the Way, My Left Nut), Michael Smiley (Dead Still, Luther) and Susan Lynch (Happy Valley, Save Me).

Bloodlands is the first original drama series commission from new writer Chris Brandon. A premiere date has yet to be announced. 

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