Drama and Comedy coming to RTÉ in the New Season


Dublin Murders

Dublin Murders is an eight-part crime drama starring Killian Scott, Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor. Based on the Dublin Murder Squad series by crime novelist Tana French, the drama has been adapted for the screen by renowned screenwriter Sarah Phelps best-known for her Agatha Christie TV dramas and for her adaptation of JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy. Set during the height of the Celtic Tiger, the series will focus on two murder investigations led by ambitious and charismatic Detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox.

Dead Still

Set in 1880s Ireland in the Victorian era heyday of “postmortem photography,” the six-episode period drama follows a renowned memorial photographer as he investigates the murders of his recently deceased subjects. Dead Still is written by John Morton and directed by Imogen Murphy (Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope, Red Rock) and Craig David Wallace (Slasher, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, Murdoch Mysteries) Cast includes Michael Smiley and Eileen O’Higgins.

South Westerlies

A drama set in coastal town on the south-west of Ireland, which is earmarked for a Norwegian-owned wind farm.

The Keith Barry Experience

Guests including Laura Whitmore, Rosie Connolly and Ken Doherty are on hand to watch the magician attempt stunts including an attempt at a death defying escape from a straight jacket whilst suspended upside down from a crane.

The Young Offenders

Series two continues where series one left off, telling the coming-of-age adventures of loveable rogues Conor & Jock and their mother/guardian Mairead as she tries to keep them on the straight and narrow (Alex Murphy, Chris Walley and Hilary Rose, reprising their roles), with friendship, loyalty, laughter and lots of mischief.

The Doireann Project

Following a hugely successful series one on the RTÉ Player, Doireann Garrihy is brings some more Irish celebrities to life in her comedy sketch series.

Comedy Pilots

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting emerging talent a number of comedy pilots have been commissioned:

  • Headcases, starring Seana Kerslake, follows four women as they attempt to keep up appearances as they juggle husbands, affairs and gangsters while working in a Northside Dublin hair salon.
  • Bump, starring Charlene McKenna, deals with the trials and tribulations of becoming a surrogate for your sister.
  • Dad is the story of a middle-aged dad moving in with his conservative, gay son's one-bedroom apartment after his wife has kicked him out.
  • Handy tells the tale of two stepsisters specialising in the oddest of odd jobs.


For more information on any of the above programmes contact us at mediasales@rte.ie.