RTÉ has announced the start date of the highly anticipated Irish crime drama Kin.

It will premiere on Sunday, September 12 at 9.30pm on RTÉ One with catch-up on RTÉ Player.

Kin follows the lives of a fictional Dublin family embroiled in a gangland war.

"When a member of the Kinsella clan is killed, the family embark on a gangland war with an international cartel, a war that is impossible to win.

The Kinsella family in Kin, which debuts on Sunday, September 12

"Out-numbered, out-financed and out-gunned - the Kinsellas find themselves holed up in their Dublin stronghold while their businesses fail, and family members and associates are picked off. But they have something the cartel does not, the unbreakable bonds of blood and family..."

Filmed in Dublin, Kin features a stellar cast of Irish actors including Clare Dunne, Aidan Gillen, Ciarán Hinds, Sam Keeley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Emmett Scanlan, and newcomer Yasmin Seky.

Charlie Cox and Ciarán Hinds in Kin

The eight-part series has already been acquired by a number of international outlets. Kin is produced by Metropolitan Films for BRON Studios, and Headline Pictures, in association with RTÉ, AMC, Nordic Entertainment Group and Creative Wealth Media with support from Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).

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