, which premieres tomorrow, September 9th on AMC+, is an eight-part drama that follows a tightknit Irish crime family in Dublin, the Kinsellas, who ends up in the middle of a gangland war with an international drug cartel after a boy is killed. They may be out-numbered and out-gunned, but they have the unbreakable bond of family.
Recently, stars Charlie Cox, who plays Michael Kinsella, Aiden Gillen, who plays Frank Kinsella, and Clare Dunne, who plays Amanda Kinsella, and creator and showrunner Peter McKenna talked to the media during a panel as part of the TCA summer tour.
McKenna talked about setting the series in Dublin and a bit about the crime family that is presented and how it is similar to a New York crime family like the Sopranos. “It's set in Dublin. It expands out from the docks, and we do visit other parts. What we really were careful to do, I suppose, was present Dublin in a way that we hope hasn't been seen before in other TV shows or films. So, we tried to pick locations in places that felt fresh and new. Are they like the Sopranos? The Dublin crime scene will be slightly different, I imagine, than the New York one, where in Dublin there's quite a lot of gangs. Some of them work together, some of them work against each other. So, it would be based more on a Dublin model of a family who were involved in crime who have an area within Dublin that's theirs, but by and large, until they're actually fighting with each other, a lot of these gangs work together, bring drugs in together. They end up falling out and killing each other and then forming new alliances. So, it's a slightly different model.