The story of Kin, the crime drama of RTE, will start “like fireworks”, warns Hollywood actor Ciaran Hinds



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Hollywood actor Ciaran Hinds has warned of the explosive scenarios of RTE Kin’s crime drama which he says is about to unleash “like fireworks”.

An eight-part episode of the series has already split viewers with complaints to the broadcaster about violent scenes and claims it’s “no love / hate”.

But the man from Belfast Hinds – whose catalog includes Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Red Sparrow and Road To Perdition – insisted he was about to make sense.

Promising plenty of drama over the course of the season, he said writer Peter McKenna’s crime saga will feature explosive storylines.

Hinds said: “He lit the fuse. The fuse starts to blow and he offers to withdraw, because it will be very hot.

Speaking on The Late Late Show, the star explained how the positive reaction to the opening of the season, which drew more than 500,000 spectators, was auspicious.

He added, “I’m really excited because when you put on a show at the start there are a lot of characters to showcase.

“There is a lot of momentum to start and it builds throughout the scenario. I think that bodes very well for the story. Tonight’s episode sees the Kinsellas dealing with the fallout from Cunningham’s brutal retaliation as Frank (Aidan Gillen) tries to avoid all-out war.

Grieving Amanda (Clare Dunne) takes a more central role within the clan as she seeks revenge for the merciless murder of her son.

Clare, whose character has been described as the female Tony Soprano, said, “People are in awe, people are talking and I think that’s the gist.

“It really attracts people of all ages. That’s what I like about it.



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The star of the hit film Herself has revealed that she has withheld her normal research while preparing for the role of a woman who marries into a criminal family and launders her money at a car dealership.

She added, “I had to do a lot of research on how you launder money and I still couldn’t figure it out. I was like, ‘I’d be really bad at this.’

“I remember talking to Peter the writer and he asked me to avoid getting too deep into things that would not be his world. She keeps her hands clean.

“His journey just got more involved with that as he went along, so he wanted me to feel really authentic.

“So I didn’t delve deeper, but listened to podcasts and read books.”

Kin is on RTE One tonight at 9:30 p.m.

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