Richard Flood (”Grey’s Anatomy”) and Michelle Fairley (”Game of Thrones”) have been cast in the upcoming mystery drama series ‘The Gone’ for New Zealand’s TVNZ and RTÉ.
Flood will play the lead role as Theo Ritcher, an Irish detective. Richard Flood is an Irish actor and many may recognize him for his character Tommy McConnel in the popular series ‘Crossing Lines,’ his role as James McKay in ‘Red Rock,’ his character Ford in ‘Shameless,’ and played the role of Dr. Cormac Hayes on ABC Network Grey’s Anatomy that ran from 2019 to 2022.
Joining him in the new series is Michelle Fairley a well-known actress from Northern Ireland, widely recognized for portraying the role of Catelyn Stark in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones (2011–2013), as well as her other roles in USA Network series ‘Suits’ and Fox series ‘24: Live Another Day.’
“What an adventure it’s been so far, working across Aotearoa New Zealand and Ireland with our colleagues at Blinder Films on the development of this gripping mystery,” stated showrunner Karl Zohrab. “We can’t wait to see these scripts brought to life by series directors Peter and Hannah, along with our terrific cast and crew.
“The process of bringing ‘The Gone’ to screen has been a true international cultural collaboration & a journey of learning, challenging, sharing stories and ideas; merging brilliant writing, directing, acting and creative talent from Ireland and New Zealand, two countries full of beauty, complexity and with many similarities,” said co-creator and executive producer YvonneDonohoe. “We’re so thankful for the immense support from all our partners and we can’t wait for audiences to spend time with our characters, fall into the mysterious web of our story and be immersed in the two contrasting worlds of the series.”
“The Gone series transports us to a picturesque small town with characters and storylines that reflect how culturally unique Aotearoa is,” producer Kahi added. “Te reo Māori [Māori language] is weaved organically through the series, reflective of a nation that is on a journey towards embracing the Māori language.”
RTE collaborated with Blinder on Irish legal drama ‘Striking Out’ and the broadcaster’s Director of Acquisitions & Co-Productions Dermot Horan described of ‘The Gone’: “It promises to be a cracking drama and one which will hopefully have viewers glued to their seats both in Ireland and New Zealand. We are particularly happy to be working with our fellow national broadcaster, TVNZ and with Red Arrow, who will be distributing this high-end drama to international broadcasters and platforms.”
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