‘Bloodlands’: AcornTV Sets ‘True Detective’-Inspired Thriller in Northern Ireland

Fans of James Nesbitt can soon enjoy a heavily-accented dose of the stone-faced Northern Irish actor, as he leads a gripping four-part Irish crime thriller from executive producer Jed Mercurio, the force behind police thrillers “Line of Duty” and “Bodyguard.” Written by Chris Brandon (“Red Rock), who cites “True Detective” and “The Killing” as inspiration, “Bloodlands” follows a veteran detective who must plumb his own dark past to try and solve a cold case.

It will premiere this spring on AcornTV.Here’s more from AcornTV’s official synopsis: “When an expensive car containing a suicide note — but no body — is pulled from the sea, veteran Northern Ireland police detective Tom Brannick (Nesbitt) instantly sees the connection to an infamous cold case that holds enormous personal significance for him — a notorious and long-buried series of mysterious disappearances.

‘Bloodlands’ follows Tom Brannick’s obsessive campaign to identify and unmask the semi-mythical figure behind these events,

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