Smother, the first TV drama backed by the Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund (WRAP Fund) is set for its Irish premiere on RTÉ One. County Clare serves as the stunning backdrop for the six part drama starring Dervla Kirwan, Seána Kerslake, Gemma Leah Devereux and Niamh Walsh.

Described as a ‘Celtic Noir’, Irish audiences will get a first look at the series on Sunday March 07th 2021 at 9.30pm. Written by Kate O’Riordan (Mr Selfridge), the drama is a family thriller about deeply buried secrets and their unintended consequences, set in a small town on the wild and rugged coast of Clare. Shooting locations include Lahinch, Liscannor, Spanish Point, Fanore, Ennistymon and Lisdoonvarna.

West of Ireland talent features strongly behind the camera with Galway’s Dathaí Keane (An Klondike, Finky) directing all six episodes. Other WRAP region talent include Triona Lillis, Sean Burke, Cathleen Dore, West Coast Casting, Martin Maguire and many more.

Smother is a BBC Studios/Treasure Entertainment production for RTÉ with the support of the WRAP Fund and Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland. The series received assistance from the Arts Office of Clare County Council. BBC Studios is distributing the drama internationally.

The Western Regional Audiovisual Producers Fund (WRAP Fund) is an initiative of the Western Development Commission and Galway Film Centre in association with the local authorities of Clare, Donegal, Galway City, Galway County, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo and Údarás na Gaeltachta.

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