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Dublin Murders on Starz

Starz Sets Premiere Date For Crime Drama ‘Dublin Murders’ & Unveils First Trailer


Starz is set to premiere European crime drama Dublin Murders on Sunday November 10. The Lionsgate-backed broadcaster has also unveiled the first trailer for the drama, which stars Killian Scott (C.B. Strike) and Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful).


The series, which airs in an 8pm slot, is based on Tana French’s novels. Starz acquired the series, which was originally commissioned by the BBC, in December and it will air it in the U.S., Canada as well as on its Starzplay service across Europe and Latin America. It will launch on BBC One in the UK in October.


The psychological thriller is adapted by series creator and writer Sarah Phelps. Dublin Murders follows Rob Reilly (Scott) – a smart-suited detective whose English accent marks him as an outsider – who is dispatched to investigate the murder of a young girl on the outskirts of Dublin with his partner, Cassie Maddox (Greene). Against his better judgment and protected by his friendship with Cassie, he is pulled back into another case of missing children and forced to confront his own darkness. As the case intensifies, Rob and Cassie’s relationship is tested to the breaking point and when Cassie is sent undercover for another murder case, she is forced to come face to face with her own brutal reckoning.


The cast also includes Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Avengers: Infinity War) as Frank supported by Moe Dunford (Vikings) as Sam, Leah McNamara (Vikings) as Rosalind, Ian Kenny (Solo: A Star Wars Story) as Phelan, Eugene O’Hare (The Fall) as Quigley, Jonny Holden (Women on the Verge) as Damien, Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones) as O Kelly and Peter McDonald (The Last Kingdom) as Jonathan.


The lead director of Dublin Murders is Saul Dibb supported by John Hayes and Rebecca Gatward. The series is produced by Euston Films, Veritas Entertainment Group and Element Pictures (The Lobster) and executive produced by Sarah Phelps and Saul Dibb, Kate Harwood and Noemi Spanos for Euston Films, Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen for Veritas Entertainment Group, Ed Guiney for Element Pictures, and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC.


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I really enjoyed the novels, hopefully the TV series will be good as well.
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Well, finished the 8-part series within a week (NFL has higher priority). I was forewarned about the ending before starting. Did not care for the opening prologue (gave part of the stories away) but stay with it to see how this series differed from the rest of the detective-murder genre.

For folks who enjoy folklore and murder mystery, this is a good one but I don't buy it. However, the 2 main detectives and the murderer made this a great chess game. Frank Mackey, the psychopath mentor, lightened up the mood while on screen. It should be worth your 8-hour time.
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Well, finished the 8-part series within a week (NFL has higher priority). I was forewarned about the ending before starting. Did not care for the opening prologue (gave part of the stories away) but stay with it to see how this series differed from the rest of the detective-murder genre.

For folks who enjoy folklore and murder mystery, this is a good one but I don't buy it. However, the 2 main detectives and the murderer made this a great chess game. Frank Mackey, the psychopath mentor, lightened up the mood while on screen. It should be worth your 8-hour time.
How did you watch it given it's not available on Starz until the 10th?
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How did you watch it given it's not available on Starz until the 10th?
all the episodes already aired in the UK (BBC One) so I'm guessing that's how people already watched this
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I love a good murder/mystery story but reviews for this are mixed with most of the complaints being that they tried to adapt 2 books into 8 episodes...seems like it would have been better if they tried to be a little less ambitious
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My wife and I have been enjoying it. As with many shows/movies like this, there are so many different characters (in two intertwining timeframes) that we get confused ( i.e. Wait, who is Adam again? Who is that blonde woman sitting with the family and the coffin? etc.).
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My wife and I have been enjoying it. As with many shows/movies like this, there are so many different characters (in two intertwining timeframes) that we get confused ( i.e. Wait, who is Adam again? Who is that blonde woman sitting with the family and the coffin? etc.).
The blonde woman is Simone (the dance teacher) but there are a lot of people that I couldn't remember such as who was the man with Lexi prior to her deal.

This show started out pretty good and reminded me of Broadchurch but it is sort of eating itself with its main characters (I am 5 eps in) eating themselves. I predicted that Rob would have to enter the forest again to start remembering but that is also sort of a magic thing that they have to find out stuff they aren't getting in detective ways. The police interrogations are almost laughably bad and Rob is the worst. I don't know if that is on purpose or whether they are just what the writers think police officers do.

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The blonde woman is Simone (the dance teacher) but there are a lot of people that I couldn't remember such as who was the man with Lexi prior to her deal.

This show started out pretty good and reminded me of Broadchurch but it is sort of eating itself with its main characters (I am 5 eps in) eating themselves. I predicted that Rob would have to enter the forest again to start remembering but that is also sort of a magic thing that they have to find out stuff they aren't getting in detective ways. The police interrogations are almost laughably bad and Rob is the worst. I don't know if that is on purpose or whether they are just what the writers think police officers do.
Thanks, and I agree with all your points. At first, it was an interesting procedural (but with seemingly inept detectives) with a twist. Now, it's becoming more bizarre and fantastical. I'm not sure I'll stick with it.
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Thanks, and I agree with all your points. At first, it was an interesting procedural (but with seemingly inept detectives) with a twist. Now, it's becoming more bizarre and fantastical. I'm not sure I'll stick with it.
Unfortunately, I am invested in the characters even though they keep letting me down. So I'll follow this down the rabbit hole.

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Unfortunately, I am invested in the characters even though they keep letting me down. So I'll follow this down the rabbit hole.
I have to once again contradict myself. When I watched the 4th episode, its tone seemed so jarringly different to the previous episodes that I couldn't enjoy it. Where it had been straightforward, the script and direction suddenly become more subjective and trippy.

Anyway, I've just finished the 6th episode, and now I'm loving the shift in approach. Where I thought the Lexie plot was too implausible and gothic, I'm now on the edge of my seat and find it riveting. Sure, it's a bit ridiculous, but dramatically it's compelling.
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The final episode aired on Starz last night. I would have preferred a more definitive ending, which apparently some readers of the original book would have preferred as well.
Episode recap with SPOILERS: https://www.stylist.co.uk/life/dubli...estions/321501
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The final episode aired on Starz last night. I would have preferred a more definitive ending, which apparently some readers of the original book would have preferred as well.
Episode recap with SPOILERS: https://www.stylist.co.uk/life/dubli...estions/321501
Thanks for that. I agree with the article about all the stuff left out and it is pretty disappointing and felt like that it was a bit of a waste of time.

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This one was one of those I couldn't wait for the last episode to end.

Every week I told myself why am I still here.

Invested to much of my time and it was so convoluted and total BS.

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Unfortunately, I am invested in the characters even though they keep letting me down. So I'll follow this down the rabbit hole.

I wasn't familiar with the source material and started watching on a whim. Like you, I got sucked in and ended up disappointed. It was still decent but could've been so much better.
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I just finished it, and ended up enjoying it much more in the last few episodes. I was expecting a different ending, but leaving some things open is sometimes refreshing.


I was curious about the title. Although the police department and some of the outdoor shots were supposed to be in Dublin, most of the important events occurred in the countryside.


The end credits first stated it was shot in Ireland, then the very next credit card stated it was shot in Northern Ireland.
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The end credits first stated it was shot in Ireland, then the very next credit card stated it was shot in Northern Ireland.
That's the beginning of another mystery. I watched it but found it rather lacking. I thought the payoff was under-delivered.
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I wanted to give this a try as I love a good murder mystery/thriller but after hearing all the lackluster reviews on here I'll probably just pass
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This was one where the books are definitely better than what they tried to put on screen.

It was nice seeing Sarah Greene though as I don't think I've watched her in anything since Penny Dreadful.
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Starz In Talks For Second Season Of Irish Crime Drama ‘Dublin Murders’ – TCA


Gritty crime drama Dublin Murders could be exploring new cases after Starz opened talks for a second season.


The show, which is produced by Fremantle-owned Euston Films, Veritas Entertainment Group and Dublin-based Element Pictures and is a co-production with the BBC, launched on Starz on November 10.


Jeffrey Hirsch, president and CEO, Starz, told Deadline that the show performed well across its services.


“The audience grew from the beginning to the end of the series, which for us is always a great indicator of success,” he said. “We’re currently in talks about more seasons. There’s a couple more books that we’re looking at right now, we’re trying to figure out what that looks like right now. We’ll hopefully continue to have good conversations.”


The series is an adaptation of Tana French’s crime thrillers and there are six books in her Dublin Murder Squad series. The drama stars C.B. Strike’s Killian Scott as Rob Reilly, a smart-suited detective whose English accent marks him as an outsider, who is dispatched to investigate the murder of a young girl on the outskirts of Dublin with his partner, Cassie Maddox, played by Penny Dreadful’s Sarah Greene. Against his better judgment and protected by his friendship with Cassie, he is pulled back into another case of missing children and forced to confront his own darkness. As the case intensifies, Rob and Cassie’s relationship is tested to the breaking point and when Cassie is sent undercover for another murder case, she is forced to come face to face with her own brutal reckoning.


If the show does get picked up, Euston Films is set to double down on working in Northern Ireland. For the first season of the show, 80% of the post-production was done in Belfast, via Yellow Moon, and Euston Films boss Kate Harwood recently told Deadline she’s hoping that the entirety of post-production would be done there in future.


The show, which was written by Sarah Phelps, who has penned Agatha Christie adaptations including The Witness for the Prosecution and And Then There Were None, was also a hit for BBC One, averaging around 4 million viewers per episode.


But Harwood admitted that there are always challenges bringing big-budget drama to screen. She said that it took a long time to get the rights to French’s books.


“The BBC were always very loyal and on side from when we said we wanted to do it and then we had to wait a little bit for Sarah Phelps’ time,” she said. “As always with drama, when you have a star writer, their timetable is always part of it.”


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Would the Rob and Cassie characters reunite to solve new cases? Or would new detectives working out of the same police station be introduced?
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