The BBC has acquired the gripping Irish crime drama “KIN,” an eight-part series produced by BRON Studios (known for “Joker”) and Headline Pictures (famous for “The Man in the High Castle”), from FIFTH SEASON for broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

The show features a cast led by Clare Dunne (from “Herself”), Charlie Cox (known for “Daredevil”), Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”), Ciarán Hinds (“Game of Thrones”), Sam Keeley (“The Cured”), Emmett J. Scanlan (“Peaky Blinders”), Maria Doyle Kennedy (“Outlander”) and newcomer Yasmin Seky.

The story revolves around the tragic death of a boy, triggering a violent conflict between his family and an international criminal syndicate. This is a battle with odds heavily stacked against them. The Kinsellas represent a local criminal clan, while the Cunningham cartel is a sprawling global empire. It’s a classic David and Goliath scenario. Despite being outnumbered, outmatched in resources, and outgunned, the Kinsellas retreat to their stronghold in Dublin. Their businesses crumble, and their loved ones are targeted. Yet, they possess something the cartel lacks: unbreakable bonds of blood and family. They are kin.

Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, says: “Anchored by a tremendous cast, Kin is a powerful and intense story of love, grief, family and crime, and its devastating ramifications.”

Jennifer Ebell, EVP, EMEA Sales and Acquisitions at FIFTH SEASON, added: “Kin aired in Ireland to critical acclaim and has generated record-breaking ratings across both linear and on demand. The series has clocked up more than 4 million lifetime streams in Ireland, with the second season averaging a 40% audience share in its Sunday night slot and its finale becoming the most-viewed programme of the year outside of sport. We’re thrilled that Kin has found its UK home with the BBC.”

The BBC acquired “Kin” (8 episodes of 50 minutes each) from FIFTH SEASON, known for other successful shows like “Killing Eve,” “Severance,” and “Tokyo Vice.” The series was written and created by Peter McKenna (known for “The Last Kingdom” and “Red Rock”), who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. Executive Producers on the series include BRON Studios’ David Davoli (“The Defeated,” “Bag of Bones”), Samantha Thomas (“Jessica Jones,” “Daredevil”), Steven Thibault (“Pieces of a Woman,” “Capone”), and Aaron L. Gilbert (“Bombshell,” “Joker,” “Fences”). Headline Pictures’ Christian Baute (“Man in the High Castle,” “Funny Games”), Laurence Lenica, and Frank Calderon are also executive producers, alongside Ciaran Donnelly (“Altered Carbon,” “Vikings”), who is also a co-creator.