The first official images have been released of James Nesbitt returning to the shores of Strangford Lough as the veteran detective with a secret.
Thrilling detective drama Bloodlands will return to the small screen next month with a second series.
To whet fans’ appetite for scenes seen by millions, nine photos from upcoming episodes have been released.
They revealed that not only is Nesbitt returning to star as DCI Tom Brannick in his native Northern Ireland, but Peaky Blinders star Charlene McKenna will also be returning as fellow DS Niamh McGovern.
Victoria Smurfit joins the cast in season two as Olivia Foyle, a mysterious widow at the center of Brannick’s latest case.
The first series is set with the murder of a fraudulent accountant who threatens to unravel the strings to reveal Brannick’s identity as the legendary assassin, Goliath.
Viewers are left to wonder how long Brannick will go to to keep his legacy intact.
The first series of Bloodlands debuted with an average of 8.2 million viewers and was the most watched BBC drama series in Northern Ireland on record.
The second series was filmed in Belfast and around Strangford Lough in Co Down.
BBC Television and HTM are produced by Christopher Hall and directed by Jon East and Audrey Cooke.
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The second series of Bloodlands will air on BBC One and iPlayer this September.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/first-glimpse-as-james-nesbitt-reprises-veteran-detective-on-drama-bloodlands-41943689.html First look as James Nesbitt responds to veteran detective on TV series Bloodlands