The Kinsellas are back! BRON Studios, the award-winning media tech company, and Headline Pictures, announced today the second season of KIN began production in Dublin last week.  The 8-episode 1-hour crime drama has enjoyed success with international critical acclaim and huge ratings in key markets.

Returning cast includes Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Clare Dunne (Herself), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Sam Keeley (Joe vs Carole), Emmett J. Scanlan (Peaky Blinders), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Outlander), and Yasmin Seky. Francis Magee has been upped to series regular this season.

The new season will see the Kinsellas as the top dogs in Dublin but killing Eamon Cunningham having created as many problems as it solved. They have incurred the wrath of an enemy even more dangerous than him. And where once there were unbreakable bonds of blood and family, now there is only suspicion, distrust, and resentment. But the greatest threat to the family emerges from within- in the shape of a ruthless, bullying, agent of chaos. Fortunately, from positions of great adversity the boldest plans are often forged. And so it is with the Kinsellas.

Kin is produced by BRON Studios and Headline Pictures, in association with RTÉ, with support by Screen Ireland. Peter McKenna (The Last Kingdom, Red Rock) is the series showrunner/executive producer, writer, and creator.   Episodic directors are Felix Thompson (The Letter for the King), directing partners Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor (Helen), and Kate Dolan (You Are Not My Mother).

Executive Producers on the series are BRON Studios’ David Davoli (Ten Percent, That Dirty Black Bag), Samantha Thomas (Jessica Jones, Daredevil), Steven Thibault (Pieces of a Woman, Capone) and Aaron L. Gilbert (Bombshell, Joker, Fences), Headline Pictures’ Christian Baute (Ten Percent, Man in the High Castle), Laurence Lenica and Franck Calderon, and Ciarán Donnelly (Wheel of Time) who is also the co-creator. James Flynn (Vikings, Into the Badlands) is producing through his Metropolitan Films banner, with Emma Fleischer on as supervising producer and Gemma O’Shaughnessy as line producer.  Dermot Horan and David Crean are Executive Producers for RTÉ and Andrew Byrne Executive Producer for Screen Ireland.

Global licensing partners include AMC Networks in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Spain and Portugal, joining RTÉ in Ireland, Viaplay in Scandinavia and NPO in Netherlands. BRON Releasing is handling worldwide sales.

First Look photo by photographer James Mather, KIN 2 Director of Photography