The three-part historical drama has been adapted by Cubbitt from the novel by Eugene McCabe. It is the story of love, revenge and manipulation as a young woman tries to dictate the course of her own life, despite the societal constraints.
Set during the 19th-century, the BBC adaptation follows the 24-hours in which Beth Winters (Skelly) attempts to flee her life and the shackles imposed by her stepfather (Rhys). The picturesque neighbourhood of Fermanagh keeps a close eye on Beth, and there's plenty of spying, double dealing and lying. Not all is lost, however, and there just so happens to be a handsome man on site to help her – enter Liam Ward (Dornan).
Shooting is set to begin this summer (in Northern Ireland). Jamie Dornan commented: 'I’m thrilled to be reunited with Allan and his brilliant scripts to play such an intriguing character like Liam Ward and to return to Northern Ireland and BBC Two'.
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On 29 Jun 19, Death and Nightingales BBC air date: TBD