The cast and crew of Northern Irish crime thriller Bloodlands have been spotted filming today in Bangor.
Filming for season two of the show starring James Nesbitt took place in the Springhill area today as it is set to return later this year with six hour long episodes.
James Nesbitt (Stay Close, Cold Feet) will reprise the lead role of DCI Tom Brannick in the second instalment of the action-packed critically-acclaimed drama.
Further returning cast includes Charlene McKenna (Peaky Blinders, Holding), Lorcan Cranitch (The Last Kingdom, The Dig), Lola Petticrew (Tuesday, Dating Amber) and Chris Walley (The Young Offenders, 1917).
Victoria Smurfit (Marcella, Once Upon a Time) will take on the new role of Olivia, an enigmatic widow at the centre of Brannick’s latest case whose intentions may be far from innocent.
The second season will focus on a new plot, but one which is related to the mystery of ‘Goliath’, the apparent serial killer at the heart of the first season.
Speaking about the announcement of the second season, James Nesbitt said: “It’s brilliant to be back filming in Northern Ireland and reunited with the gang for the second series of Bloodlands. I couldn’t be happier to be welcoming Victoria to the cast, having first worked with her over 20 years ago! I can’t wait for audiences to see what’s next for the cunning and complex Tom Brannick.”
The first series of Bloodlands launched with an average of 8.2 million viewers, and was Northern Ireland’s most watched BBC drama launch on record. Filming for the ‘Irish noir’ drama will once again take place in Belfast and the surrounding areas, including Strangford Lough. It is produced by Christopher Hall and directed by Jon East and Audrey Cook.
Bloodlands series one is available to stream on BBC iPlayer in the UK and on Acorn TV in the US.