KIN – BBC pick up Series 2 of the Dublin crime drama

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The drama stars Charlie Cox, Aidan Gillen and Ciarán Hinds. 

The BBC have announced that it has acquired the second series of the Irish crime drama KIN.


The show follows a local crime family, the Kinsellas, who take on an international cartel in a seemingly impossible war. It’s inspired by notorious real-life gangster families who operate in the Irish capital.

Series 2

The critically acclaimed eight-part series continues the story of the Kinsella family, who are now at the top of the crime game in Dublin, but their triumph has incurred the enmity of an enemy even more dangerous than Eamon Cunningham, and where once there were unbreakable bonds of blood and family, there is only suspicion, distrust, and resentment.

With stars Charlie Cox, Aidan Gillen and Ciarán Hinds all returning, the wider cast includes Clare Dunne (The Last Duel), Francis Magee (The Witcher), Sam Keeley (The Cured), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Outlander), Emmett J. Scanlan (Peaky Blinders), and Yasmin Seky.

Series 2 aired on both RTE and AMC+ in 2023.

The BBC’s Head of Programme Acquisition Sue Deeks says:

“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!”

KIN is produced by BRON Studios (Joker) and Headline Pictures (The Man in the High Castle). The series was co-created by co-created by Peter McKenna and Ciaran Donnelly. Mckenna writes, showruns and executive produces.

KIN Series 2 runs for eight episodes, but there’s no date announced just yet. However, the first series remains available to stream on BBC iPlayer.