Jed Mercurio’s latest thriller series will be released on February 21st at 9pm on BBC One. Here’s everything you need to know about Bloodlands.

BBC’s new thriller series directed by Jed Mercurio is set to premiere its first episode on Sunday, February 21st at 9pm on BBC One.

The police thriller series starring James Nesbitt consists of four episodes, which will be airing weekly, every Sunday night.

Here’s everything you need to know about the next hit series of the BBC, Bloodlands.

Where is Bloodlands filmed?

Bloodlands is filmed in Northern Ireland, Belfast and surrounding rural areas, like Strangford Lough and Ballyclare.

The cast was spotted filming in West Belfast in 2020 and it was speculated that the series was going to launch last year.

Nesbitt, originally from Northern Ireland, told the BBC: “it was great to film there because Northern Ireland Screen makes it so easy. There have always been great film crews and studios and within 20 miles, there are seaside and urban landscapes.”

What is Bloodlands about?

The plot of Bloodlands centres around a Northern Irish police detective named Tom Brannick (played by James Nesbitt), who discovers a possible suicide note in a car left in Strangford Lough.

He soon realises that the note is possibly linked to a previous case to which the police detective himself is connected.

According to the BBC, what is to follow is a “dogged hunt for a legendary assassin, an explosive cat-and-mouse game where the stakes have never been higher.”

The thriller is written by Chris Brandon and directed by Jed Mercurio.

Bloodlands cast

The lead actor of the thriller series is James Nesbitt, who plays the role of Tom Brannick.

The cast of Bloodlands includes Lisa Dwan, Lorcan Cranitch, Charlene McKenna, Ian McElhinney, Lola Petticrew, Chris Walley, Michael Smiley, Kathy Kiera Clarke, Susan Lynch, Peter Balance, Asan N’Jie, Cara Kelly and Flora Montgomery.

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