The brand new Irish drama, starring Clare Dunne and Aidan Gillen, has been picked up by a number of international streaming services bringing the gangland crime drama to a global audience.
Kin, which will chart the lives of a fictional Dublin family embroiled in a gangland war and the consequences of their choices, will be aired on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player this autumn.
Filmed in Dublin and boasting a stellar cast of Irish actors including Clare Dunne, Aidan Gillen, Ciarán Hinds, Sam Keeley, Emmett Scanlan, Maria Doyle Kennedy and newcomer Yasmin Seky, the eight-part series has been acquired by a number of international outlets.
Streaming service AMC+ has acquired the rights for North America, Australia, New Zealand, Iberia, Latin America and the UK while it was pre-sold to on-demand service Viaplay in Scandanavia.
RTÉ's Director of Content Jim Jennings said: "We are delighted to co-produce with international partners such as Bron Studios, along with Irish production company Metropolitan and Screen Ireland, to extend our footprint and finances to ensure that we deliver quality Irish drama for audiences at home and showcase Irish talent internationally."
We're beyond thrilled to be partnering with @amcplus to bring you #KinSeries starring #AidanGillen #CharlieCox and @clareemmadunne 🤩#HeadlinePictures @RTENews #NENTgroup #CreativeWealthMedia @ScreenIreland #BroadcastingAuthorityIreland pic.twitter.com/S7Hjiz1xW7— BRON (@BronStudios) February 18, 2021
Screen Ireland’s Television Project Manager Andrew Byrne added: "We are delighted to see quality Irish drama and talent take centre stage once again. We continue to focus our investment in high end tv drama that resonates for audiences locally and globally and builds robust international partnerships for the benefit of the Irish creative screen sector into the future."
The series is written and co-created by Peter McKenna (The Last Kingdom, Red Rock) who is also showrunner/executive producer, and co-created by Ciarán Donnelly (Altered Carbon, Vikings). It is directed by Diarmuid Goggins (Bulletproof) and Tessa Hoffe (Wayne).
Kin is produced by BRON Studios and Headline Pictures, in association with RTÉ, Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and Creative Wealth Media with support from Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).