Filming is currently underway in Galway for a new drama thriller series, North Sea Connection, featuring a star-studded Irish and international cast that includes Sing Street actress Lydia McGuinness, Arracht's Dónall Ó Héalaí and Love/Hate actor Kieran O'Reilly.

The six-part drama series, a co-production between RTÉ and multiple international partners, is written by Mark Greig (Bulletproof) and directed by Paul Murphy (Red Election) and Hannah Quinn (The Stranger).

It will transport viewers to the stunning scenery of Ireland's west coast, which conceals a terrifying secret.

Lead character Ciara (McGuinness) is forced to confront the consequences of her brother Aidan's (Kerr Logan) decision to transport drugs at sea.

Threatened by a cartel and with a Swedish police officer (Alida Morberg) closing in, Ciara's plans lead her family into a world of unpredictable and dangerous events.

Director Paul Murphy with Lydia McGuinness (Ciara) and Dónall Ó Hélai (Shane) on set

The series also stars Sinéad Cusack (V for Vendetta), Alida Morberg (Black Lake), and Claes Ljungmark (Borg vs. McEnroe).

David Crean, Acting Head of Drama, RTÉ said:  "RTÉ is proud to be working with Irish and international co-production partners to showcase Irish talent on the international stage and to deliver more drama to Irish audiences.

"This series has an excellent cast, crew, and a stunning location; it's going to be a real treat for both Irish and international audiences in 2022." 

North Sea Connection currently filming in Roundstone, Co Galway

North Sea Connection is produced by Irish production company Subotica and MOPAR Studios for NENT Group and co-produced by RTÉ, in association with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, with support from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), and The Western Regional Audiovisual Producers Fund (WRAP), and distributed by A+E Networks International.

North Sea Connection will be broadcast on RTÉ One and streamed on RTÉ Player and NENT Group's Viaplay streaming service in 2022.

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