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Monday 16 October 2017

Risteard and Angeline to team up on RTE's answer to The Killing

Angeline Ball (pictured) and Risteard Cooper star in new drama
Angeline Ball (pictured) and Risteard Cooper star in new drama

Apres Match comic Risteard Cooper is teaming up with Commitments star Angeline Ball in RTE's new conspiracy-thriller drama Acceptable Risk.

The six-part series was written by Irish Emmy Award winner Ron Hutchinson and is due to air later this year.

According to RTE, the contemporary drama is "set in the high stakes world of Big Pharma".

Morten Suurballe, who played Detective Chief Inspector Lennart Brix in hit Danish series The Killing, will also star in the drama.

Elaine Cassidy, who recently appeared in Channel 4 series No Offence, will take on the lead role in the show.

Rory Nolan, best known for playing D4 rugby jock Ross O'Carroll-Kelly in Paul Howard's stage plays, also features in the drama.

Twists

Part of the series was shot in Dublin late last year and the rest of it will be shot in Montreal, Canada.

Sources say the drama will have a similar aesthetic to Nordic noir shows like The Bridge.

"Its going to be edge-of-your-seat viewing," one source said. "With plenty of twists and turns."

Acceptable Risk is one of several high-end dramas RTE is launching this year.

Resistance, the follow up series to 1916 drama Rebellion, will also air later in the year.

RTE have asked writer Colin Teevan - who scripted Rebellion - to return as chief screenwriter to its sister drama.

A spokesperson for the station said: "The five-part drama is set in 1920 when there were two states in Ireland, with their rival judicial systems, armies and spy networks."

However, before either drama hits TV screens, Angeline will appear in Redwater, the EastEnders spin off series set in Ireland.

The programme, which follows Albert Square favourites Kat and Alfie as they search for Kat's long-lost son, will also star Maria Doyle Kennedy and Fionnula Flanagan.

It was filmed in Dunmore East last year.

True EastEnders fans might remember Angeline had small role in Albert Square in 2008 as Bradley Branning's boss Maggie Townsend.

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