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Monday 22 April 2024

Hope Street Returns with a Fresh Face and a New Mystery

Hope Street

Filming has commenced for the highly anticipated fourth series of "Hope Street," and this time, a new Police Inspector is taking charge in Port Devine.

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The acclaimed series celebrates local writing, acting, and production talent from Northern Ireland, showcasing the BBC's commitment to nurturing homegrown storytelling in its nations and regions.

Set in the fictional town of Port Devine on the Northern Ireland coast, "Hope Street" revolves around the local police department, which is relocating to new headquarters. Joining the cast this series is "Derry Girls" star Tara Lynne O'Neill, alongside Marcus Onilude from "Ted Lasso."

Tara Lynne O'Neill takes on the role of the new Police Inspector, Eve Dunlop. Inspector Dunlop, a character who left Port Devine many years ago, returns with her family to investigate a mysterious disappearance and rebuild bridges in the community.

Expressing her excitement about joining the cast, Tara Lynne O'Neill says: "I am absolutely delighted to be joining Hope Street and cannot wait to work by the sea. Port Devine, watch out!"

Filmed in and around County Down's picturesque seaside town of Donaghadee, "Hope Street" has garnered a dedicated fan base across the UK, the US, and beyond. Returning for this eight-part series are familiar faces including Kerri Quinn (Marlene Pettigrew), Niall Wright (Callum McCarthy), Aaron McCusker (Clint Dunwoody), Niamh McGrady (Nicole Devine), Finnian Garbutt (Ryan Power), Des McAleer (Barry Pettigrew), Rachel Tucker (Siobhan O'Hare), and Karen Hassan (Jo Lipton). More new additions to the cast will be announced soon.

The fourth series of "Hope Street" has been commissioned as part of the partnership between the BBC and Northern Ireland Screen, aiming to support the local screen industry and better represent Northern Ireland to audiences across the UK and internationally.

Eddie Doyle, Head of Content Commissioning, BBC Northern Ireland, comments: "It's great to be back in Donaghadee, filming a fourth series of Hope Street, and this time round we are welcoming a new family to Port Devine. I think Hope Street captures the humor and warmth of the people here, and I'm really looking forward to Tara-Lynne O'Neill, along with some other new faces, joining the cast."

The series has been a hit with audiences, with Helen Munson, Commissioning Editor, BBC Daytime, adding: "I'm thrilled that we'll be bringing the beautiful backdrop of Northern Ireland back for another series of Hope Street. Fans of the series will be delighted to see well-loved characters returning along with some new faces. With a brilliant mix of drama and crime solving, it's all going on in Port Devine!"

Jess O'Riordan, Commissioning Executive, BritBox International, also expressed her excitement about the new series: "We're delighted to be working with BBC and Long Story again on a fourth installment of Hope Street. BritBox fans of the show will be thrilled to return to stunning Port Devine for more crime-solving and gripping storytelling set against the backdrop of that beautiful scenery we've all come to know and love."

Behind the scenes, acclaimed producers Paul Marquess and Donna Wiffen from Long Story TV, known for their work on "London Kills" and "The Light in The Hall," lead the production. They are joined by co-creator Susanne Farrell ("Dirty God") and Producer John Fox.

Paul Marquess, from Long Story TV and one of the show's creators and producers, says: "It's all change in Port Devine as we return for series four of Hope Street - with a new Police Inspector and a new Police Station. What hasn't changed is Hope Street's unique mix of crime stories and warm character-led drama. We love making Hope Street – and we're delighted it's being enjoyed by audiences in Northern Ireland, the UK, and all over the world."

The fourth series of "Hope Street" promises to be heartwarming and funnier than ever, with a familiar but expanded cast that audiences at home and abroad will surely want to spend time with. Series three is currently broadcasting on Fridays at 1.45 pm on BBC One, and series one, two, and three are available to watch on BBC iPlayer and BritBox.

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