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People are saying BBC’s Dublin Murders is just as good as The Capture

Compulsory crime viewing.

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The Capture may have drawn to a close, but fear not, BBC has answered the nation’s prayers and given us our next crime fix. And judging by episode one, we're in for a treat.

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Dublin Murders, which is based on Tana French’s novel, Dublin Murder Squad, follows a psychological murder investigation set in Ireland. Tapping into “Ireland’s past, foreshadows the future and brings insight to its present,” the series focuses on two highly ambitious detectives, Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox.

The ominous first episode aired last night and the nation has been going wild over the eerie, dark plot lines. Switching between a present day murder where 13-year-old Katy is found dead in the woods and a past murder in the 80s where only one boy survived, Dublin Murders is serving up all the juice with everyone looking like a possible suspect.

Slight spoilers ahead

SO. BLOODY. GOOD. And that’s the third time I’ve watched it. Don’t forget, it’s on again tomorrow. #DublinMurders

— Elliot Gonzalez (@elliot_gonzalez) October 14, 2019

So far, I am suspicious of absolutely everyone! E V E R Y O N E 🤨 #DublinMurders

— Elysia_JW (@PurpleElll) October 14, 2019

Loved the opening episode of the
dark and mysterious #DublinMurders Another great @BBCOne drama!

— Emily McCabe (@ToweyEmily) October 14, 2019

Everyone when they discovered the surviving child was Adam#DublinMurders pic..com/jgKI9S0OR9

— alice 🍂 (@randomsunrises) October 14, 2019

BBC's synopsis describes the victims as “a young talented ballerina who is found dead on an ancient stone altar; and a vivacious free-spirited woman, who is found stabbed in a roofless famine cottage.” While these stories are seemingly unrelated, they share similar themes that are guaranteed to leave your spine tingling.

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Sarah Phelps, famed for the Agatha Christie TV dramas, is penning the series, while Ripper Street’s Killian Scott and Ransom’s Sarah Green take on the roles of detectives Reilly and Maddox.

Sarah, who is also starring in the upcoming TV series Normal People, said of her role: “I’m delighted to be cast in Dublin Murders. To work alongside such talented people as Killian Scott, and the entire creative team is a joy. The writing is brilliant and dark and it’s thrilling to give Tana French’s words a new life on screen through the wonderful Sarah Phelps.”

In the show’s first official trailer, we were introduced to the various crime scenes that make up the plot, and Reilly and Maddox who are determined to solve them. Prepare to have the chills, it's creepy AF.

Thought it couldn’t get any juicier? Incorrect. The eight-part drama is releasing two episodes a week on both Monday and Tuesday.

Roll on the second episode tonight!