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The show is set to begin production this summer

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Jamie's funeral in the RTE series 'Kin'.

Jamie's funeral in the RTE series 'Kin'.

Jamie's funeral in the RTE series 'Kin'.

RTÉ have announced that hit crime drama, Kin, is set to return for a second season.

The programme, which will air on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player, is set to begin production this summer.

Produced by BRON Studios and Headline Pictures, in association with RTÉ, the show is set to reach a global audience as streaming rights were snapped up by American streaming giant AMC+.

Starring Clare Dunne, Aidan Gillen, Charlie Cox and Ciaran Hinds, the show will be broadcast in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Iberia, Latin America and the UK.

Season one of the gritty crime show has an average of over 621,000 viewers on RTÉ One and to date 2.7 million streams on RTÉ Player, making it the most successful drama in Ireland last year.

Over eight episodes, the show followed the lives of the Kinsella family, a small and tight-knit crime family embroiled in a war against a powerful drug mob boss.

"As the home of quality Irish drama, RTÉ is delighted to deliver another series of Kin to Irish audiences,” Dermot Horan Director of Acquisitions & Co-Productions for RTÉ said.

“We've worked with our international partners to make sure we could answer the call of Irish audiences to deliver another series and to ensure that Irish talent and quality Irish drama is showcased on the world stage”

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“Series two of Kin adds to our strong slate of Irish drama being delivered to audiences over the coming year,” he added.

Season two the Kinsellas as the top dogs in Dublin, but killing Eamon Cunningham has created as many problems as it solved as they face the wrath of an enemy even more dangerous than him.

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