Currently filming in Dublin, Ireland, is crime drama series, Kin. The series was announced late last month as one of several series drama projects aimed at premiering exclusively on the premium bundle for subscription service, AMC+.
The Irish and international cast for Kin includes Clare Dunne (Herself), Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones), Sam Keeley (The Cured), Emmett J. Scanlan (Peaky Blinders), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Outlander) and newcomer Yasmin Seky.
Peter McKenna (The Last Kingdom, Red Rock) is serving as showrunner, writer and exec producer on Kin, which “charts the lives of a fictional Dublin family embroiled in a gangland war and speaks to the enduring unbreakable bonds of blood and family.” McKenna co-created the series with Ciarán Donnelly (Altered Carbon, Vikings), with Diarmuid Goggins (Bulletproof) and Tessa Hoffe (Wayne) serving as first and second block directors, respectively.
Executive producers also include BRON Studios’ President of Television, David Davoli (The Defeated, Bag of Bones), Samantha Thomas (Jessica Jones, Daredevil), Steven Thibault (Pieces of a Woman, Capone) and Aaron L. Gilbert (Bombshell, Joker, Fences), Headline Pictures’ Christian Baute (Man in the High Castle, Funny Games), Laurence Lenica, Frank Calderon, and Ciaran Donnelly.
Metropolitan Films’ James Flynn (The Borgias, Into the Badlands) and Morgan O’Sullivan (Vikings, The Tudors) are producing with Emma Fleischer (Runways, Daredevil) as supervising producer for BRON, Edmund Sampson as line producer and Catherine Tiernan as production executive for Metropolitan Films. Dermot Horan, David Crean and Shane Murphy are exec producers for RTÉ next to Andrew Byrne for Screen Ireland and NENT Group’s Fredrik Ljungberg, Nanna Mailand-Mercado and Filippa Wallestam.
Kin will launch exclusively on RTÉ in Ireland, and on NENT Group’s Viaplay in the Nordics, Baltics, and Poland. The deal was negotiated by Davoli on behalf of BRON Releasing and Noel Manzano and Rafael Gomez on behalf of AMC Networks.
“There is no better home for Peter McKenna’s iconic vision of this indelible Irish crime family than within the AMC Networks family, where some of the greatest television of the last two decades has been made, and we are thrilled to be partnering with them on it. Kin, at its heart, is a global story about grief, love, loss and the ties that bind us, and along with our partners at Headline Pictures, RTÉ and NENT Group, we are especially proud of the world class Irish cast and crew, as well as the support of Metropolitan, Screen Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, who have made it possible,” said Davoli.
“We are immensely proud of this show and excited it has found a home at AMC; an opinion-leading and prestigious brand that will help the series reach a wide audience and do justice to the work of the gifted team that has produced this project during such difficult times. We are deeply thankful to Peter McKenna for his gripping and atmospheric writing, and to Diarmuid Goggins for the unique brand of visual storytelling he brought to the project. Headline Pictures was fortunate to be able to team up with BRON Studios early on in the development process and wishes to thank all its team for their ceaseless efforts in building the transatlantic partnership between Canada, Ireland, Scandinavia and the UK for this show,” Baute.