TV3’s Red Rock premieres tonight and here is all you need to know

TV3’s Red Rock premieres tonight and here is all you need to know

The long-awaited new TV3 soap drama Red Rock is finally here and will hit our screens tonight at 8.30pm.

But what’s it all about? Is it a police drama? Or more of a soap opera?

Well, wonder no more as we've got the lowdown on all you need to know before tuning in tonight.

Who is in it?

Former Love/Hate actress Denise McCormack, who played the part of Fran's tragic wife Linda will play one of the central characters.

She will be joined on screen by Cathy Belton, who took on the role of Sister Claire in Oscar-nominated feature film Philomena and Richard Flood who will take on the role of Superintendent James McKay.

The remaining cast is rounded off by Liam Carney, who stared as Sean in the hit movie Braveheart, Jane McGrath who played the minor character of Sissy in Game of Thrones and The Clinic star Andrea Irvine.

What is it about?

The show is set in a fictional harbour town in Co. Dublin and focuses on two rival families, the Hennessys and the Kielys.

The Hennessys, know as the “local dynasty”, own the majority of businesses in the seaside town, and the Kielys are a family of former trawler men who left the fishing trade behind for a life of crime.

TV3’s Red Rock premieres tonight and here is all you need to know

The local garda station acts as the centre for the drama, with a different crime being investigated each week.

Is it kind of like Love/Hate?

Kinda of - with pressure of Corrie’s move to UTV Ireland TV3 are aiming the show at two different audiences.

From soap fans who want an alternative to Corrie or Fair City to viewers interested in crime dramas like Love/Hate or Broadchurch.

So it’s like Love/Hate but less graphic?

Yes. Although we are told that the first episode features a very raunchy sex scene betweem Denise McCormack and Paul Roe.

Is there a trailer?

Of course, here you go:

Now you're all up-to-date will you be tuning in?

The show will air every Wednesday at 8.30 on TV3.

More in this Section

The Prodigy pay tribute to Keith Flint on his birthdayThe Prodigy pay tribute to Keith Flint on his birthday

Mel B reveals what distanced her from her familyMel B reveals what distanced her from her family

Which stars have taken a pay cut at the BBC?Which stars have taken a pay cut at the BBC?

Victoria Beckham reveals pain of school bullyingVictoria Beckham reveals pain of school bullying


Lifestyle

A new RTÉ series takes viewers behind the scenes at Ireland’s finest eateries – including Restaurant Chestnut, a Michelin award-winner within six months of opening. Vickie Maye meets the chef behind it, Rob KrawczykGoing beyond the menu: RTÉ series goes behind the scenes at some of Ireland's finest restaurants

Whether you’re into a ‘no make-up make-up’ look or jet black lipstick, LFW had it all.These are the biggest beauty looks from a vampy London Fashion Week

It will take you out of your beauty comfort zone, but is remarkably easy to pull off.London Fashion Week: This top make-up artist wants you to ditch your cat-eye for a ‘blue fade’

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine advises a 20-something man who isn’t having any luck meeting women in bars and clubs.Ask a counsellor: ‘Neither me or my mates have had a date for years – what are we doing wrong?’

More From The Irish Examiner