Taking place in one 24-hour period in 1885 and set in the Irish countryside, the three-part drama for BBC2 sees Beth Winters (Skelly) trying to escape her limited life and protestant stepfather Billy (Rhys) with the charming Liam Ward (Dornan). Check out photos of the three stars below
And the plot sounds pretty ominous, too: “As decades of pain and betrayal finally build to a devastating climax, Death and Nightingales is a powerful and gripping drama that follows a woman struggling to control her own destiny and will illuminate tensions that tear both families and nations apart.”
Dornan and Cubitt last worked together on The Fall – in which the actor played serial killer Paul Spector – which aired its third and final series in autumn 2016.
An air date for Death and Nightingales is yet to be announced.
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