Confirmed: Kin Series 2 Is Coming To BBC iPlayer In February
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Confirmed: Kin Series 2 Is Coming To BBC iPlayer In February

We can’t wait to see it

We’ve been desperate to watch the second instalment of the hit Irish crime drama Kin – and now we can. Having aired on RTÉ in Ireland in May 2023, Kin series 2 will land on BBC iPlayer very soon. Here’s everything you need to know.

Kin Series 2 Is Coming To The BBC

A promotional image for Kin

(L-R) Amanda Kinsella (CLARE DUNNE), Michael Kinsella (CHARLIE COX), Eamon Cunningham (CIARAN HINDS), Frank Kinsella (AIDAN GILLEN).
© BBC/Kin Series Holding UK Ltd/ Headline Pictures (Kin) Limited

The first series of Kin kicked off in Ireland in September 2021, but didn’t arrive on BBC until November 2023. We were immediately drawn into the dark world, rife with twists and turns to keep us hooked. Sadly, while the second series aired in Ireland in May 2023, we had no way to get our Kin fix – until now.

The BBC has announced that the Irish series’ second series will be launching on the British channel imminently. As Sue Deeks – who is Head of Programme Acquisition at the BBC – said on the announcement of series two: ‘All I will say is, if you found the first series exciting and engrossing, just wait until you see the twists and turns in series two!’

What Is Kin About?

Kin follows the Kinsellas, a local Dublin crime family that gets entangled in a feud with an international cartel. Yikes. But, as everything seems to be falling apart for the Kinsellas, their unbreakable family bonds prove to be their best weapon.

As the BBC summarised for series one: ‘A boy is killed and his family embarks on a gangland war with an international cartel: a war that is impossible to win. The Kinsellas are a local crime family, while the Cunningham cartel is a vast global organisation. It is David and Goliath. Out-numbered, out-financed and out-gunned, the Kinsellas find themselves holed up in their Dublin stronghold while their businesses fail, and family members and associates are picked off. But they have something the cartel does not: the unbreakable bonds of blood and family. They are kin.’

Anthony Kinsella (MARK MCKENNA JR), Amanda Kinsella (CLARE DUNNE), Jimmy Kinsella (EMMETT J SCANLAN) in Kin

Anthony Kinsella (MARK MCKENNA JR), Amanda Kinsella (CLARE DUNNE), Jimmy Kinsella (EMMETT J SCANLAN).
© BBC/Kin Series Holding UK Ltd/Headline Pictures (Kin) Limited,Bernard Walsh

What Happens In Series 2?

The Kinsella family are back, and languishing at the top of the crime game in Dublin. But their triumph in series one has incurred the wrath of an enemy even more dangerous than Eamon Cunningham. Plus, where once unbreakable bonds of blood and family fuelled the Kinsellas’ triumphs, only suspicion, distrust and resentment remains.

‘The Kinsellas are back and the stakes are higher than ever,’ says Jennifer Ebell, EVP of EMEA Sales and Acquisitions at FIFTH SEASON. ‘Season two of this family crime drama is explosive.’

Who Stars?

  • Emmett J. Scanlan as Jimmy Kinsella
  • Aidan Gillen as Frank Kinsella
  • Charlie Cox as Michael Kinsella, brother of Jimmy
  • Clare Dunne as Amanda Kinsella, wife of Jimmy
  • Maria Doyle Kennedy as Bridget ‘Birdy’ Goggins, sister of Frank
  • Sam Keeley as Eric ‘Viking’ Kinsella, son of Frank
  • Yasmin Seky as Nikita Murphy, partner of Eric
  • Ciarán Hinds as Eamon Cunningham
  • Francis Magee as Brendan Kinsella, father of Michael and Jimmy, brother of Frank and Birdy
  • Danielle Galligan as Molly
  • Hannah Adeogun as Anna Areoye
  • Mark Mckenna Jr as Anthony Kinsella
  • Keith McErlean as Con Doyle
  • Ryan Lincoln as Isaac ‘Kem’ Kemela
  • Ben Carolan as Glen Wright
  • Shane Quigley Murphy as Dean Fearon
  • Neill Fleming as Dotser Reid
  • Thomas Kane-Byrne as Francis ‘Fudge’ Flynn
  • Cian Fitzsimons as Jamie Kinsella
  • Fiona Bell as Angela Cunningham
  • Lloyd Cooney as Caolon Moore
  • Stephen Jones as Noel Lawlor
  • Denise McCormack as Jenny Lawlor

Joining the cast for series 2 are Öykü Karayel as Nuray Batuk and Kenan Ece as Hamza, while Francis Magee and Danielle Galligan have more screen time in the roles as Brendan and Molly.

Cenk Batuk (BAMSHAD ABDEDI-AMIN), Eamon Cunningham (CIARAN HINDS) in Kin

Cenk Batuk (BAMSHAD ABDEDI-AMIN), Eamon Cunningham (CIARAN HINDS).
© BBC/Kin Series Holding UK Ltd/Headline Pictures (Kin) Limited

When Is Kin Series 2 On BBC?

Kin series 2 kicks off with two back-to-back episodes on 13 February 2024 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, starting at 10.40pm and 11.30pm.

Where Is It Streaming?

Kin series 2 will be streaming on BBC iPlayer after the new episodes have aired. Missed the first series? Catch up at bbc.co.uk