Second series of ‘gritty’ crime drama with perfect Rotten Tomatoes score is coming to BBC

Second series of ‘gritty’ crime drama with perfect Rotten Tomatoes score is coming to BBC

Fans of gripping crime dramas are in for a treat as the BBC announces the return of a critically acclaimed series with a stellar Rotten Tomatoes rating.

For those seeking a captivating show to ward off the January gloom, this series is a must-see.

Starring “Game of Thrones” alumni Aidan Gillen and Ciarán Hinds as adversaries in the underworld, the Irish crime drama “Kin” delves into the tumultuous lives of the fictional Kinsella crime family in Dublin, Ireland, as they clash with a formidable drug cartel.

The tension escalates when Frank Kinsella’s (played by Gillen) impulsive son becomes embroiled in a deadly altercation with one of Eamon’s (portrayed by Hinds) associates, leading to a fierce retaliation from the Cunninghams.

The series boasts a talented ensemble cast including Clare Dunne, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Emmett J. Scanlan, and Sam Keeley, and was brought to life by co-creators Peter McKenna and Ciaran Donnelly.

Originally aired on AMC in 2021, “Kin” has captivated British audiences on BBC iPlayer, where the entire first season is available. The show has earned a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes, and fans on X (formerly Twitter) have been vocal in their praise.

Comments from viewers include: “If you’ve not watched #Kin on BBC iplayer watch it. It’s brilliant,” and “Kin on BBC iPlayer, what a show, unbelievable.” Another fan recommended, “Anyone stuck for something to watch, try Kin on BBC iPlayer unreal telly.”

Despite the acclaim, UK fans have expressed frustration over the unavailability of the second season, which premiered on RTÉ in 2023. However, the BBC has now confirmed that the eagerly awaited second series of “Kin” will soon make its debut on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Jennifer Ebell, EVP of EMEA Sales and Acquisitions at FIFTH SEASON, expressed excitement about the continuation of the Kinsella saga, stating, “The Kinsellas are back and the stakes are higher than ever. Season two of this family crime drama is explosive and we are pleased the BBC joins the growing number of our international partners.”

Echoing the anticipation, Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, hinted at the thrilling developments awaiting viewers in the second series: “All I will say is if you found the first series exciting and engrossing, just wait until you see the twists and turns in series two!”

Deeks further described “Kin” as “a powerful and intense story of love, grief, family and crime, and its devastating ramifications,” anchored by an exceptional cast.