Friday 23 February 2018

WATCH: Meet the Byrnes and see the village of Redwater ahead of series debut

Fionnula Flanagan
Fionnula Flanagan
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The stars of Redwater give a little insight about their characters and the fictional town of the show in new videos released ahead of its debut on RTE on Sunday night.

Irish stars Fionnula Flanagan, Ian McElhinney, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Emily O'Toole Acheampong, Stephen Hogan and Peter Campion paint a picture of the Byrne family who live in the small Irish village.

The first episode will see Eastenders characters Kat and Alfie Moon (Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie) descend upon the village in search of her long lost son.

Despite promising Alfie that she will keep a low profile, Kat can’t rest – and is on the hunt for men who could possibly be her son.

Andrew (Peter Campion), son of Roisin (Maria Doyle Kennedy) and Padraig (Stephen Hogan) and wife of local Garda Bernie (Susan Ateh), seems the perfect fit.

As the celebrations for an annual fundraiser spill into the local pub, Kat finds an ally in Lance (Ian McElhinney). He’s been in Redwater forever, seems to know everyone and everything. Life and soul of the party Kat is in danger of exposing her identity and her secret.

As Kat relentlessly pursues her quest for confirmation that Andrew is her long-lost son, she ruffles feathers with Andrew’s mother Roisin at their family farm, further fueling the rumour mill – until Agnes (Fionnula Flanagan) intercepts and sends Kathleen politely on her way.

Alfie once again has to play peacekeeper, pulling Kathleen into line and making peace with the locals, allowing the dust to settle. Distracted by her quest, Kat fails to notice that Alfie is hiding his failing health from her.

Redwater, Episode 1 of 6, RTÉ One, Sunday, May 14th at 9.30pm

Read more: Choppy waters ahead for 'Eastenders' Irish spin-off

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