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Kin-tinue Viewers call for second season of Kin after last night's 'superb' finale

Last night’s finale delivered bloodshed and saw one of gangland’s key players finally meet their end

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Sam Keeley as Eric Kinsella in RTÉ’s crime drama 'Kin'

Sam Keeley as Eric Kinsella in RTÉ’s crime drama 'Kin'

Sam Keeley as Eric Kinsella in RTÉ’s crime drama 'Kin'

RTÉ’s gangland drama Kin came to a close on Sunday night with a “superb” finale.

Set in Dublin, Kin followed the lives of a fictional crime family who get caught up in a gangland war with an international cartel when a member of their family is killed.

Over the past eight weeks, viewers have been glued to their screens every Sunday to watch things kick off between the Kinsella and Cunningham clans, making Kin one of Ireland’s most-watched homegrown dramas since Love/Hate.

The series even topped The Late Late Show last month, with an average of 650,000 viewers per tuning in each week.

Last night’s finale delivered bloodshed and saw one of gangland’s key players finally meet their end.

The shocking episode had viewers on the edge of their seats, with fans taking to Twitter to share their thoughts and reactions to the show last night.

One user wrote: “Now that’s a f**king ending!! Kin was like sitting through the speeches at a wedding, could be entertaining but mostly boring but you stuck with it because you know the party will start very soon #kin #rtekin”

Others praised the excellent performances by the cast, which included stars such as Aidan Gillen, Charlie Cox, Ciaran Hinds, and Maria Doyle Kennedy.

“Congrats to all involved in #rtekin proving once again we have the talent in this country to deliver world class drama,” one tweet read.

Another said: “Charlie Cox’s Dublin accent is impeccable. It’s actually better than Ciarán Hinds’s. #RTÉKin”

But after last night’s tense finale, fans have been left wanting more with many calling for a second season.

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“Kin was utterly terrific. A truly gripping gangster tale. The Soprano's meets Love/Hate crossed with Peaky Blinders. Will the bonds of The Kinsellas rip apart? Did Amanda prove to be as dangerous as Frank predicted? Crush on the gorgeous @ClareEmmadunne. Season 2? #Kin,” an eager fan tweeted.

Another shocked viewer added: “Wow.... roll on season 2 #KIN”

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