This Netflix Comedy Crime Drama Is A Must-Watch This May

By Charlie Colville

3 weeks ago

Bodkin is led by Saturday Night Live alum Will Forte

On the hunt for another cri-fi series to sink your teeth into? Lucky for you, Netflix has just the thing. Set in a quaint Irish town with a dark secret, Bodkin is an upcoming comedy thriller that promises to put a fun (if a little weird) spin on the genre – and it drops this May.

Bodkin: Everything We Know So Far

(L to R) Siobhán Cullen as Dove, Robyn Cara as Emmy Sizergh, Will Forte as Gilbert Power, Fionnula Flanagan as Mother Bernadette

(L to R) Siobhán Cullen as Dove, Robyn Cara as Emmy Sizergh, Will Forte as Gilbert Power, Fionnula Flanagan as Mother Bernadette in Bodkin (c) Enda Bowe/Netflix © 2024

What Is Bodkin About?

Bodkin follows American podcaster Gilbert Power (Will Forte), who travels over to the small town of Bodkin in Ireland to try and find his Irish roots – and, in the process, stumbles across a story from half a century ago, where it’s said that three locals vanished during the annual Samhain celebration. Unable to resist investigating, Gilbert takes it upon himself to find out what happened, and is joined by investigative journalist Dove (Siobhán Cullen) and podcast assistant Emmy (Robyn Cara). However, all is not as it seems, and things soon start to get darker and weirder. As Netflix summarises:

Bodkin is a darkly comedic thriller about a motley crew of podcasters who set out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three strangers in an idyllic, coastal Irish town. But once they start pulling at threads, they discover a story much bigger and weirder than they could have ever imagined. As our heroes try to discern fact from fiction — about the case, about their colleagues, and, most painfully, themselves — the series challenges our perception of truth and exposes the stories we tell ourselves to justify our beliefs or validate our fears.’

Who Stars?

Bodkin places Will Forte (The Last Man On Earth, Saturday Night Live), Siobhán Cullen (The Long Call, The Dry) and Robyn Cara (Ackley BridgeThe RisingDoctor Jekyll) in the lead roles of Gilbert, Dove and Emmy, a small team of amateur investigators keen to crack a number of missing persons cases in a small Irish town. See the full cast list below to see who they are joined by:

  • Will Forte as Gilbert Power, an American podcaster looking to discover his Irish roots
  • Siobhán Cullen as Dove, an investigative journalist from Dublin
  • Robyn Cara as Emmy, Gilbert’s podcaster assistant
  • David Wilmot as Seamus Gallagher
  • Chris Walley as Sean O’Shea
  • Seán Óg Cairns as Garda Eoin
  • Peter Bankole as Charles
  • Kerri McLean as Maeve
  • Fionnula Flanagan as Mother Bernadette
Siobhán Cullen as Dove

(c) Enda Bowe/Netflix © 2024

Where Was It Filmed?

Bodkin was filmed in Ireland in 2022, especially in West Cork, Wicklow and Dublin.

Is There A Trailer?

Yes, an official trailer for Bodkin was released by Netflix back in April. You can watch it below:

Release Date & Where To Stream Bodkin

Bodkin arrives on Netflix on Thursday 9 May 2024.