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RTE Are Producing A Drama Inspired By The Kinahan Mob

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RTE are planning a new drama inspired by Dublin's biggest gangster family, according to news reports.

Shooting has already been taking place in Dublin on an eight-episode long series called Kin, which will feature Game of Thrones star Aiden Gillan in a leading role.

It didn't take long for people to make connections between the name of the show, the gangster subject matter and Ireland's most notorious family.


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"Kin means family but it is also the first three letters of the Kinahan family," said an insider to the Irish Mirror.

"The series is not based on them but there is no doubt the Kinahan and Hutch feud over the past few years was some kind of inspiration for the new series."

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"It's about a fictional crime family in Dublin and their underworld dealings with other criminal families."

"It's not the Kinahans' story but people can draw their own conclusions. Viewers will be able to make up their own mind about it."

The insider also spoke about how filming had been going, with as much as half of the programme already in the can.

"It looks really good," they said. "It seems very exciting and the acting and the script are really tight.They have really gone to town with the set and the design and their location.

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"They even fabricated a 'Dublin West Hospital' in this huge centre at Seapoint on the coast. The hope would be that Kin would turn out like Love/Hate which was commissioned for a few episodes but then went on to seasons two, three, four and five."

Any comparison with Love/Hate will surely get fans excited: the show is widely regarded as one of the best to be produced on our shores in years, but rumours of a sixth series were quashed in 2017 and nothing has been heard since.

Aidan Gillan, of course, starred in Love/Hate, playing gangster John Boy Power in the first two series of the show almost a decade ago.

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