Ireland’s Virgin Media Television and US-based AMC Network’s Sundance Now have commissioned The Vanishing Triangle, a new Irish drama series based on true events.
The 6 x 60-minute series will go into production later this year, produced by Ireland’s Park Films, Paper Plane Productions in the US and 87 Films in the UK. Sundance Now holds exclusive distribution rights in the US and Canada, while Eccho Rights will distribute internationally.
The project, which was originally developed by Park Films and Screen Ireland, is inspired by true events that shook Ireland in the 1990s, when several women disappeared, never to be seen again.
India Mullen (Normal People, Brassic) stars as reporter Lisa Wallace, working in the face of prejudice and police incompetence to investigate the mysterious murder of her own mother nearly 20 years earlier. Allen Leech (Downton Abbey, Bohemian Rhapsody) plays David Burke, a detective helping Wallace with her case, but whose own struggles of coming to terms with his sexuality are a constant burden.
The Vanishing Triangle is created and written by Ivan Kavanagh (Son, The Canal), co-written by Sally Tatchell (The Bay, London Kill) and Rachel Anthony (Lucky Man, Mistresses), and directed by Rebecca Johnson (Honeytrap, Top Girl).
Executive producers are AnneMarie Naughton (The Canal, The Fading Light) and Ana Habajec (Son, Midsummer Fire) for Park Films, Patrick Irwin (The Fall) for 87 Films and Alon Aranya (Your Honor, Tehran) for Paper Plane Productions. Adam Barth and Lucy Roberts also serve as executive producers for Eccho Rights.
Shannon Cooper, VP of programming, Sundance Now, said: “The Vanishing Triangle is an expertly crafted, character driven thriller with the exact international appeal the Sundance Now audience craves. We’re pleased to join Virgin Media Television and Eccho Rights on this exciting journey.”