The BBC has announced that it has acquired the RTÉ crime-thriller North Sea Connection and will screen it on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer next month.

"Set amongst the stunning scenery of West Coast Ireland, North Sea Connection is a dark and brooding thriller, which will keep BBC viewers totally absorbed until the very end," Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, said of the series, which premiered on RTÉ One and the RTÉ Player last year.

A co-production between RTÉ and multiple international partners, North Sea Connection stars Sing Street actress Lydia McGuinness, Game of Thrones' Kerr Logan, Arracht's Dónall Ó Héalaí, and Love/Hate actor Kieran O'Reilly.

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

Written by Mark Greig (Bulletproof) and directed by Paul Murphy (Red Election) and Hannah Quinn (The Stranger), the cast of North Sea Connection also includes Sinéad Cusack (V for Vendetta), Claes Ljungmark (The Keeper of Lost Causes), Jeanne Nicole Ní Áinle (Bad Sisters), Alida Morberg (Clark), and Natalie Simpson (Outlander).

North Sea Connection is available on the RTÉ Player.

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