Hit drama Smother to air on Alibi after RTÉ show’s writer signs new deal

Second season of murder mystery currently being filmed in Clare as streamers’ appetites for new shows hint at screenwriting ‘gold rush’

18th April, 2021
Hit drama Smother to air on Alibi after RTÉ show’s writer signs new deal
Hit show: Niamh Walsh as Jenny, Dervla Kirwan as Val, Seána Kerslake as Grace and Gemma Leah Devereux as Anna in RTÉ drama Smother

With filming for the second season of Smother already under way, Kate O’Riordan, the screenwriter behind the hit RTÉ drama, is celebrating another win for the series in the British market.

UKTV has licensed the exclusive rights to broadcast Smother in Britain. The London-based media company will air the six-part series on Alibi, its crime drama channel, later this year.

For O’Riordan, who grew up in west Cork and now lives in...

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