‘Death And Nightingales’ trailer: Jamie Dornan stars in BBC’s new Irish period drama

The BBC’s upcoming Death and Nightingales mini-series begins soon.

Adapted by The Fall creator Allan Cubitt from the novel by Eugene McCabe, the new three-part mini-series stars Jamie Dornan (50 Shades of Grey), alongside Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and Ann Skelly (Red Rock).

A story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, Death and Nightingales is set over a tense 24-hour period across the beautiful, haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885.

Episode 1 airs at 9pm on Wednesday 28th November on BBC Two in the UK.

Watch the trailer:

The official synopsis reads: “Growing up, Beth Winters (Ann Skelly) was caught between two warring parents, her Catholic mother Catherine having married her Protestant step-father Billy when she was already pregnant by an unknown Catholic man.

“On her 23rd birthday, her mother long dead, Beth has planned to escape the claustrophobic grip of Billy and their closed community by running away with charming, mysterious Liam Ward (Jamie Dornan). But with the hour of reckoning fast approaching, can Beth hold her nerve?”

A broadcaster in the USA for Death and Nightingales has not yet been announced, but we’ll let you know when we find out.

Eugene McCabe’s novel is available on Amazon here.