been under suspicion of
murdering his wife but not formally
charged, a family man returns
home from a year away to discover
his eldest daughter is ill; she is also
suspected of murder, so has lightning
really struck twice or is there another
explanation in Channel 5s gripping
psychological thriller, the hit Irish
AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE (Ingrid Craigie: Striking Out; The Dead)
in the hugely successful first series of the Irish drama Blood, Jim Hogan (Adrian
Dunbar: Broken; Line of Duty) was upset when his younger daughter Cat
(Carolina Main: Unforgotten; Temple) suspected him of being somehow involved.
Channel 5 has now aired the second series, in which the family are still struggling
to come to terms with events. After a year away, Jim is distraught to find that
his loyal eldest daughter Fiona (Gráinne Keenan: Black Mirror; The Foreigner)
has been diagnosed with the same devastating condition, Motor Neurone Disease,
as her mother.
is a compulsive and
thriller with enough
blind alleys to keep you
guessing; and a fine
cast of actors
give life to believable
husband Paul Crowley (Ian Lloyd Anderson: Love/Hate; Herself) has put
a strain on their marriage with his drinking and anger management issues, constantly
breaking promises he makes to his wife to improve. He also has a secret he keeps
from Fiona and his mother Marjorie (Bernadette McKenna).
Their children, Rose (Ruby Dunn) and Joseph (James Heffernan), have to leave
their private school and Paul is horrified to discover that Fiona has agreed
to allow the children's Godparents, Gillian (Fiona Bell) and Tom Mooney (Denis
Conway) to pay the fees so that the children can stay on. They have also offered
a temporary home to Jim.
Gillian and Tom own stables with a thoroughbred stallion, Lunar Breeze, they
intend to put to stud, and their son Owen (Desmond Eastwood) uses one of the
barns to run a business with his friend Kian (Darragh O'Tool). Jim and Paul
discover one night that Kian is dealing drugs, but Tom does not want to hear
about it. He is also unaware that Kian is plotting to steal Lunar Breeze.
Paul goes missing and nobody seems to know where he is, but he could be involved
with criminal activity. Fiona manages to narrowly escape from her car after
it plunges into the canal.
Once again Detective Dez Breen (Seán Duggan: Normal People; Clean Break)
is trying to sift through the family's troubled past to unlock the current mysteries.
Fiona was planning a trip away, but with whom? There is a dead body to deal
with, but who has blood on their hands? Jim is devastated, but he could well
find himself in the frame once more.
Blood Series Two is a compulsive and intriguing psychological thriller with
enough blind alleys to keep you guessing; a fine cast of actors give life to
Blood Series Two also features: Diarmuid Noyes as Michael Hogan; Mark
O'Regan as Frank; Kwasi Boyce as Driver; Ciarán Hemeryck as Gang Member 1; Sean
Gormley as Shane; and Wesley Bergin as Gang Member 2.
Composer is Ray Harman; Director of Photography is Richard Kendrick; Produced
by Ingrid Goodman; Written by award-winning writer Sophie Petzal (The Last
Kingdom; Riviera); and Directed by Laura Way.
* Following its run on Channel 5, the psychological
thriller Blood Series Two is released along with Blood Series One
and Two Box Sets on DVD and Digital in the UK by Acorn Media International
on 11 May 2020.
"Blood Series Two is a compulsive and intriguing psychological thriller
with enough blind alleys to keep you guessing; a fine cast of actors give life
to believable characters" ****
Maggie Woods, MotorBar
"Handsome and hook-rich thriller… a decent supply of twists, shocks and cliff-hangers"
"Dark, addictive and unmissable crime drama" The Guardian
"Too good… full of twists and turns" The Irish Sun