BBC has dropped a trailer for Death and Nightingales starring Jamie Dornan and Matthew Rhys.
Based on Eugene McCabe’s modern Irish classic, it is described as a “riveting story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set in the beautiful haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885.
A place where neighbours observe each other and inform, a world of spies, confessions and double dealing, where a pervading sense of beauty is shot through with menace and impending doom.”
Australian broadcast details are yet to be announced.
Set over a desperately tense 24-hour period, it’s Beth Winters’ (Ann Skelly) 23rd birthday – the day she has decided to join the charming Liam Ward (Jamie Dornan) and escape from her limited life and difficult and complex relationship with her Protestant landowner stepfather Billy (Matthew Rhys). As decades of pain and betrayal finally build to a devastating climax, Death And Nightingales is a powerful and gripping drama that follows a woman struggling to control her own destiny and will illuminate tensions that tear both families and nations apart.