Located in the fictional coastal town of Port Devine, “Hope Street” is a collaborative effort between BBC Northern Ireland, BBC Daytime, and BritBox International, with the support of Northern Ireland Screen.
Ciarán McMenamin returns to his role as Inspector Finn O’Hare, alongside Bríd Brennan (Concepta O’Hare), Des McAleer (Barry Pettigrew), Kerri Quinn (Marlene Pettigrew), Niall Wright (Callum McCarthy), Aaron McCusker (Clint Dunwoody), Niamh McGrady (Nicole Devine), Rachel Tucker (Siobhan O’Hare), Sade Malone (Taylor Quinn), Louis McCartney (Shay O’Hare), and Ellie Lavery (Niamh O’Hare), all reprising their roles for the third series.
Additionally, there are two new faces at the police station, Northern Irish actors Karen Hassan (known for “The Fall,” “Vikings,” and “Wait For Me”) portraying Detective Constable Jo Lipton, and Finnian Garbutt (from “Casualty”) taking on the role of Police Constable Ryan Power.
In the finale of the second series, Nicole and Clint’s hopes of having a child came true when their nephew JJ came to live with them at the Commodore. Concepta’s revelation, that she is not Finn’s biological mother, shocked Siobhan, and Detective Constable Al Quinn was exposed as a corrupt officer. Al’s mysterious disappearance left Marlene wondering whether he truly intended to harm Finn or if the Inspector allowed his old friend to escape.
Series three kicks off with a bang as the enigmatic Jo Lipton, a new detective, arrives in Port Devine amidst an armed prison break, leaving a lasting impression on her new colleagues, especially Constable Callum McCarthy.
During a charity bungee jump, Finn feels closer to his mum Concepta than ever before, but will Siobhan pressure her to reveal the family secret?
While Nicole and Clint adjust to family life with JJ, a fire at the Commodore turns their lives upside down, and suspicions arise about their nephew. Could the reformed fire-starter be responsible?
As the series unfolds, Callum is assigned to mentor the eager-to-impress new recruit, Constable Ryan Power, whose enthusiasm almost leads to disaster.
From explosions to a body washing up on the beach, and the theft of £10,000 in used bank notes, there’s no shortage of cases for our Hope Street police to tackle. Viewers can also anticipate a marriage proposal and a budding romance at the police station – love is certainly in the air in Port Devine!
Filmed in Donaghadee, the series is executive produced and created by Paul Marquess and Donna Wiffen. Leon Fee from Long Story TV serves as the producer, and Susanne Farrell (Dirty God) is the co-creator.
Writers for this new series include Jessica Lea (from “EastEnders”), Tess McGowan (from “Bump Along The Way”), Christine Murphy (from “Emmerdale”), Stuart Drennan (from “The Dig”), Greer Ellison (from “Butterfly Kisses”), and Karis Kelly (from “Consumed”). Also, contributing are Brian McGilloway (from “Borderlands”), Marcus Flemming (from “Dominion Creek”), Leesa Harker (from “The Bully”), Phil Mulryne (from “Holby City”), and Sally Tatchell (from “London Kills”).
The drama has been commissioned by Eddie Doyle, Head of Content Commissioning for BBC Northern Ireland, and Helen Munson, Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime and Early Peak. Executive Producers are Mary McKeagney for BBC Northern Ireland and Reemah Sakaan, Stephen Nye, and Jess O’Riordan for BritBox International.
“Hope Street” series three debuts on BBC One Northern Ireland on Monday, 30th October at 7 pm. Series one and two are currently available for streaming on BBC iPlayer. The series will be available on BBC Daytime in the coming year.