An all-Irish cast join EastEnders’ Kat and Alfie for new BBC One drama series Redwater

Some of Ireland’s best talent including Fionnula Flanagan, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Ian McElhinney, Angeline Ball, Peter Campion and Stanley Townsend will join EastEnders favourites, Kat and Alfie Moon played by Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie on the brand new six-part drama series Redwater.

Redwater is a little, picturesque Irish harbour village by the sea where the Kelly and Dolan families have lived for generations. Kat and Alfie Moon show up looking for Kat’s long-lost son and her quest for the truth uncovers secrets that the village of Redwater would rather were left buried at sea.

Dominic Treadwell-Collins, Executive Producer, said: “It was our intention from the start to create a new contemporary ensemble drama set in Ireland, and we are so thrilled and lucky to have such a talented team on board for Redwater. It is testament to the quality of Jesper, Matthew and the other writers, as well as Vicky’s tenacity, that we have assembled such a high calibre of cast and crew to join Shane and Jessie in such a beautiful setting. We all know that we are creating something that is going to be very special.”

Fionnula Flanagan said: "This is a fascinating character, full of secrets, deceit and manipulation. My favourite! It's a wonderful story which will keep you guessing forever and ever. Great writing and a fabulous director.”

Jessie Wallace said: “I walked into the drama read-through to a table full of wonderful Irish actors and it was thrilling. They all made me feel so very welcome as we started to read the first script. It’s going to be a rollercoaster!”

Shane Richie said: “Wow! What an honour to be in this unbelievable drama and working alongside some of Ireland’s finest actors. At the moment it’s a whirlwind so I’m just getting into the new scripts, which are electric!”

Filming starts this week in Ireland with Redwater being broadcast on BBC One in 2017.

- Dominic Treadwell-Collins
- Jessie Wallace
- Shane Richie
- Fionnula Flanagan
- EastEnders
- BBC one

Written by: Ben Drummond
Apr 12th, 2016, 5:09 am

Images courtesy of BBC one

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