Bodkin: Will Forte to Star in Dark Comedy-Thriller Series on Netflix – TV Shows Canceled + Renewed

Netflix ordered Bodkin, a dark comedy thriller series that follows a group of podcasters who decide to investigate the murders of three people in a small Irish town. Will Forte, Siobhan Cullen, Robyn Cara, David Wilmot and Chris Walley star in the new show.

Netflix revealed more about the new series in a press release.

“Netflix, Higher Ground and independent studio, wiip today announced the cast of BODKIN (wt), their first drama series, which will begin production in Ireland next week. Will Forte, Siobhan Cullen, Robyn Cara, David Wilmot and Chris Walley are set to star in all seven episodes, a darkly comedic thriller.

Logline: BODKIN (wt) is a darkly comedic thriller about a ragtag team of podcasters who set out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three strangers in an idyllic Irish town on the coast. But once they start pulling the strings, they discover a much bigger and stranger story than they could have ever imagined. As our heroes attempt to discern fact from fiction – about the case, their colleagues and, most painfully, themselves – the series challenges our perception of truth and exposes the stories we we tell stories to justify our beliefs or validate our fears.

The cast includes:

Will Forte (“Nebraska”) plays Gilbert: Charming, outgoing and enthusiastic, Gilbert Power is an American podcaster looking for his next big story. Originally from Chicago, Gilbert’s family emigrated from Cork and hope to discover their Irish roots. Gilbert loves his job and uses his undeniable charm and natural warmth to uncover the truth of a story by earning people’s trust – then weaving their memories, memories and theories into an engaging narrative. While his affect is innocent and charming, it’s clear there’s a lot more going on below the surface – something he hopes to avoid by coming to Ireland in search of material for his next podcast.

· Siobhan Cullen (“The Dry”) as Dove: Hailing from Dublin, Dove is a missile that seeks the truth. A hard-nosed investigative reporter with a well-honed bullshit detector and a healthy disdain for authority and hypocrisy. People find Dove rude, “difficult”. But she believes she’s only telling the truth, which makes her completely blind to her own bullshit and hypocrisy. She is also funny. And brave. And brilliant. She can also be extremely charming and persuasive. Unfortunately, she’s in the midst of the biggest professional crisis of her career – and when you’re living your life as a lone wolf, your career tends to be all you’ve got.

· Robyn Cara (“Trying”) plays Emmy: Brilliant, funny and eager to please, Emmy is a researcher and helped Gilbert organize this “T” podcast. But beneath her competent exterior, Emmy is clearly plagued by insecurities that she tries to hide with enthusiasm and comedy. Torn between the pointed Dove and the laconic Gilbert, Emmy struggles to find her own voice.

· David Wilmot (“Station Eleven”) plays Seamus Gallagher: Seamus carries the weight and presence of a physically powerful man in his youth. Mercurial and mysterious, Seamus can activate the charm when it serves his needs, but he can just as quickly unleash outbursts of violence when he feels threatened.

· Chris Walley (“The Last Voyage Of The Demeter”) plays Sean O’Shea: A resident of the village of Bodkin, Sean is a typical Irish country boy – carefree, ready to laugh and doesn’t seem preoccupied with obligations or the responsibilities that usually come with adulthood. He’s also involved in some pretty shady business and a situation where we learn he’s completely overwhelmed.

More details, including a premiere date, will be released later.

What do you think? Do you plan to check Botkin on Netflix once it airs?

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