The BBC Picks Up 'Kin' Season 2 for 2024

Charlie Cox as Michael Kinsella and Clare Dunne as Amanda Kinsella in Kin Season 2

Charlie Cox as Michael Kinsella and Clare Dunne as Amanda Kinsella in Kin Season 2


It's been nearly two years since Americans have heard anything about the star-studded Irish series Kin, Peter McKenna's gangland drama about the Kinsella clan and matriarch Amanda's (Maria Doyle Kennedy) success coup to bring down drug lord Eamon Cunningham (Ciaran Hinds) after his men thoughtlessly murdered her son. Season 1 ended with Amanda's plan successful, much to the irritation and disgust of the head of the family, Frank (Aidan Gillen), and opening a host of new problems.

Season 2 was filmed almost immediately after the announcement that the series was renewed, and all eight episodes aired on Ireland's RTE in March 2023. However, there wasn't a peep out of AMC+ or Sundance Now, the two streaming services in the U.S. that had been part of bringing the series over in Season 1, and it was unclear if the struggling niche servers had let the rights go or if it was holding the show until a later time.

However, rumor is Kin Season 2 is coming over via AMC+ and that the show is just being held until 2024. If so, AMC+ lucked out. In the interim, the BBC caught wind of the series, picked up Season 1 to air in November 2023, and stream on iPlayer. The ratings were so successful in the U.K. that BBC One has gone ahead and picked up Season 2, with Head of Programme Acquisition Sue Deeks enthusing: "All I will say is if you found the first series exciting and engrossing, just wait until you see the twists and turns in series two!" The BBC plans to air Kin Season 2 in the first half of 2024, making it an ideal time for AMC+ to get in on it.

Here's the synopsis for the second season:

The critically acclaimed eight-part series continues the story of the Kinsella family, who are now at the top of the crime game in Dublin, but their triumph has incurred the enmity of an enemy even more dangerous than Eamon Cunningham, and where once there were unbreakable bonds of blood and family, there is only suspicion, distrust, and resentment.

Season 2 of Kin sees the return of a star-studded cast, including Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Clare Dunne (The Last Duel), Francis Magee (The Witcher), Sam Keeley (The Cured), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Outlander), Emmett J. Scanlan (Peaky Blinders), and Yasmin Seky.

Series creator Peter McKenna once again penned all eight episodes of the series with directors Felix Thompson (A Letter for the King), Kate Dolan (The Tourist), and Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor (Baltimore) splitting helming duties. McKenna executive produced along with Ciaran Donnelly, David Davoli, Samantha Thomas, Steven Thibault, Aaron L. Gilbert, RTE, and BRON Studios.

Kin Season 2 is expected to air in the U.K. in the spring of 2024. Americans are still waiting for AMC+ and Sundance Now to announce release dates over here.


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