RTÉ has partnered with AMC Networks' Acorn TV for a new, six-part Irish drama called Hidden Assets, which is currently filming on location in Co Clare.

The series, which is set to air on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player this autumn, was written by Peter McKenna and Morna Regan and stars Angeline Ball along with Wouter Hendrickx, Simone Kirby and Peter Coonan.

Cathy Belton, Michael Ironside, Charlie Carrick and Sophie Jo Wasson are also among the announced cast members.

Made in association with Screen Ireland and Screen Flanders, Hidden Assets is about "family, power and the corrosive effects of boundless greed". The story moves between a small town in Co Clare and the diamond capital of the world, Antwerp.

A description of the show reads: "A routine raid sees the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) expose a link between a wealthy Irish family, a stash of rough diamonds and a series of deadly bombings in Belgium.

"But nothing is as it seems, as by-the-book Belgian Chief Inspector Christian De Jong (Hendrickx) and CAB Detective Emer Berry (Ball) are thrown together in a heart-pounding race to halt a further horrifying terror attack in Antwerp."

The taut thriller is directed by Emmy-nominated Thaddeus O'Sullivan (Into The Storm, Silent Witness) and leading Belgian director Kadir Balci (Cold Courage).

They have just completed the first eight weeks of the shoot in Belgium and the production has now moved to Co Clare.

Shane Murphy, Head of Drama & Comedy, RTÉ said: "We're very happy to be partnering with Saffron Moon and Acorn TV again to commission Hidden Assets.

"To have Peter McKenna and Morna Regan on board as writers, Thaddeus O'Sullivan directing and cast at the level of Angeline Ball, Simone Kirby, Michael Ironside and Peter Coonan bodes extremely well for the series."

The show is produced by Irish production company Saffron Moon and co-produced by leading Belgian producer Potemkino and Canada's Facet 4.

Hidden Assets will air on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player this autumn.

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