London, May 30 (PTI) Actors Jamie Dornan and Matthew Rhys have joined the cast of BBC Two drama “Death And Nightingales”. Also Read - 'Smell of Home': This Company Sells Bottles of 'Pure Fresh Air' From Different UK Locations For Rs 2500, Here's Why

The two stars will be joined by actor Ann Skelly in the three-part series which is based on Eugene McCabe’s 1992 novel of the same name, BBC said in a press release. Also Read - COVID-19 Pandemic: UK Records Lowest Daily Death Toll at 55

The novel is a riveting story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set in the beautiful haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885. Also Read - 'Can't Support Until Sensible Deal Worked Out,' Says Northern Ireland Rejecting Brexit

Set over a desperately tense 24-hour period, the series will follow Beth Winters (Skelly) as she celebrate her 25th birthday, the day she has decided to join the charming Liam Ward (Dornan) and escape from her limited life and difficult and complex relationship with her Protestant landowner stepfather Billy (Rhys).

The series also marks Dornan’s reunion with his “Fall” creator Allan Cubitt, who will adapt and direct it.

“I’m thrilled to be reunited with Allan and his brilliant scripts to play such an intriguing character like Liam Ward and to return to Northern Ireland and BBC Two,” Dornan said.

Rhys said, “I’ve been a huge fan of Allan Cubitt’s work for many years, so I’m thrilled to have been given the chance to work on Death and Nightingales alongside Jamie and Ann and return to the BBC.” Imaginarium and Soho Moon will produce the project for BBC Two. James Mitchell and Tommy Bulfin will serve as the executive producers.

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