Project Blue Book: new project for Aidan Gillen

November 4 – A bunch of updates on Aidan Gillen, old and new projects.

🛸 News popped up on the forum  that Aidan Gillen will be starring in KIN, an 8-part TV series for the Irish channel RTÉ 1.  It was created by Peter McKenna and will be produced by BRON Studios in North America, Headline Pictures in the UK, and Metropolitan Films International Limited in Ireland.

A September casting notice described the show as “A boy is killed and an Irish crime family embark on a gangland war with an international cartel, a war that is impossible to win. They are out-numbered, out-financed and out-gunned. They find themselves holed up in their Dublin stronghold while their businesses fail and family members and associates are picked off.  But they have something the cartel does not, the unbreakable bonds of blood and family…

They are kin.“

The series prep and shooting runs from October 19 through February 26th (including a two-week break for Christmas) in and around Dublin.  

The DigitalSpy forum post pasted the below text regarding this film, but since no source is cited, the date of the news is unknown. The title Kin still remains on the production websites.

A host of talent star in original new UNTITLED television drama currently filming in Dublin

Principal photography has begun in and around Dublin on an UNTITLED original television series. The production boasts a stellar Irish and International cast including Charlie Cox, Clare Dunne, Aidan Gillen, Ciarán Hinds, Sam Keeley, Emmett Scanlan and Maria Doyle Kennedy. The story charts the lives of a fictional Dublin family embroiled in a gangland war and speaks to the enduring unbreakable bonds of blood and family. Co-Created and written by Peter McKenna (The Last Kingdom, Red Rock), the first block of the series will be directed by Diarmuid Goggins.

Other cast members include Denise McCormack (as Jenny Lawlor).

🛸 Aidan’s Rose Plays Julie is playing November 6-13 (various dates) in four cities in Lithuania at the Scanorama film festival. See below tweet. See

🛸 New video of Aidan telling folks about his favorite theater at New Dingle Film Festival’s . Click below to see the Instagram video: or watch on Twitter .

🛸 Aidan’s film Barber wrapped in early October. The Irish film noir was shot all over Dublin. Aidan played Val Barber, a private investigator hired by a wealthy widow to locate her missing granddaughter. Aidan said “The excitement of shooting Barber on and off the streets of Dublin after being locked down for months was immense. Great to get back to doing what you do (safely, of course) with other actors and filmmakers who are of a similar mind was a total buzz. Also capturing the feeling and look and particular energy there is on the streets right now was an opportunity I’m glad we took.  I’m not sure how many modern Dublin noirs there are, but it was unvisited territory for me at least.” Read the full article at

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