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29th Apr 2024

Gritty drama labelled ‘best Irish show of all time’ lands on Netflix this week

Hit Irish crime drama Kin is getting its UK debut shortly, as the show is set to premiere on the BBC on Saturday evenings.

Stephen Porzio

It comes as the future of the series is still up in the air.

Hit Irish crime drama series Kin is finally coming to Netflix this week, having already earned acclaim on both RTÉ and the BBC.

Co-created by Peter McKenna and Ciarán Donnelly, the show first premiered in 2021 – telling the story of the Irish crime family, the Kinsellas (led by Aidan Gillen), as they embark on a gangland war with an international cartel (represented by Ciarán Hinds).

Set in Dublin and also starring the likes of Charlie Cox, Clare Dunne, Danielle Galligan, Emmett Scanlan, Sam Keeley and Yasmin Seky, Kin was renewed for a second season which premiered in 2023.

Over the course of the two seasons, the series has racked up a large fan base in Ireland and recently got a second wind when its second season landed on the BBC.

There will be hope that if Kin is a success on Netflix that it will be granted a third batch of episodes.

Bron Studios, the production company behind the series, declared bankruptcy in 2023 – putting the crime drama’s future in major doubt.

A recent report from The Irish Sun, meanwhile, claimed that the show was finished for good,

The paper, quoting an interview it did with one of the show’s actors Sinan Sicimoglu and other TV sources, stated that the cancellation was down to Kin’s stars all being out of contract.

As the show’s future remains up in the air, Kin’s first season will land on Netflix on 1 May.

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