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A new Irish six-part series starting tonight will be your new TV addiction

Set in Dublin and Montreal and with an Emmy-award winning writer behind it, the signs are promising for Acceptable Risk.

Watching what we want to watch, whenever we want to watch it, is something that television viewers have become accustomed to in the age of on-demand TV.

Game of Thrones showed us, however, that there’s still an appeal for many in having to wait patiently for the next episode in a series to arrive and to allow suspense and anticipation to build like it used to in the days before Netflix.

With that in mind, a new six-part series begins on RTÉ One on Sunday night called Acceptable Risk, a contemporary thriller played out in Dublin and Montreal.


An original drama, it’s written by Ron Hutchinson, who won an Emmy award way back in 1989 for a miniseries titled Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story and was nominated for another in 2004 for his work on the drug trafficking miniseries, Traffic.

The series documents the fatal shooting of a much-loved and successful Irish husband and stepfather on a business trip to Montreal and the potential involvement of his wife, who Gardaí suspect is not as innocent as she seems.

Directed by Kenny Glenaan, who worked on the RTÉ series, Charlie, Acceptable Risk stars Elaine Cassidy (No Offence), Angeline Ball (The Commitments), Morten Suurballe (The Vikings) and Lisa Dwyer Hogg (The Fall) and is a co-production for RTÉ and Canadian producer Facet4.

The first episode of  Acceptable Risk airs on RTÉ One tonight at 9.30pm.