It’s not a question of if they’re willing or capable of murder. It’s a question of how soon they can get it done – and how they’re going to get away with it.
Based on Eugene McCabe’s novel, Death and Nightingales is a riveting story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set in the haunting countryside of 1885 Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. In this undivided province of the British Empire, neighbors observe each other and inform. It’s a world of spies, confessions and double dealing; where a pervading sense of beauty is shot through with menace and impending doom.
Watch the trailer for the Starz limited series below.
Death and Nightingales spans one desperately tense 24-hour period. It’s Beth Winters’ (Ann Skelly) 23rd birthday – the day she has decided to join the charming Liam Ward (Jamie Dornan) and escape from her limited life and difficult Protestant landowner stepfather Billy (Matthew Rhys). Decades of pain and betrayal build to a devastating climax in just three episodes. Death and Nightingales is a powerful, gripping drama that follows a woman struggling to control her own destiny and will illuminate tensions that tear both families and nations apart.
The series brings together an impressive cast: three-time Golden Globe nominee Rhys (The Americans, Perry Mason); IFTA Award nominee Skelly (Vikings, The Nevers); and BAFTA Award nominee Dornan (The Fall). Allan Cubitt serves as writer, director, and executive producer.
So, does the dramatic premise and talented cast of Death and Nightingales intrigue you? You don’t have long to wait to watch the series.
Death and Nightingales premieres on Starz Sunday, May 16 at 10pm ET/PT.