Netflix has confirmed that Bodkin, a new series from Higher Ground Productions, is a go following our exclusive reporting in May 2022. With the lid now held up on the series, some of the cast declared.
Here’s everything we know so far about Netflix’s Bodkin series.
We first published the series on May 25th, giving a broad overview of who’s involved with the project and what it is about.
Here’s what the series is about:
BODKIN is a darkly comedic thriller about a motley crew of podcasters who set out to examine the mysterious disappearance of three strangers in an idyllic, coastal Irish town. But once they start grabbing threads, they find a story much more extensive and weirder than they could have ever imagined. As our heroes try to discern fact from fiction – about the case, about their colleagues, and, most painfully, themselves – the series challenges our perception of truth and exposes the stories we tell ourselves to justify our beliefs or validate our fears.
In the announcement on June 17th, which The Hollywood Reporter first published, we got word of the first five casting auditions for the project.
Will Forte (best known for MacGruber and The Last Man on Earth) will play Gilbert Power, described as an “American podcaster on the hunt for his next big story. Originally from Chicago, Gilbert’s family emigrated from Cork, and is hoping to discover his Irish roots.”
Siobhan Cullen is in a professional crisis as the series kicks off. Her character is described as A hard-nosed investigative reporter with a fine-tuned bullshit detector and a healthy contempt for authority and hypocrisy.
Robyn Cara will play Emmy, the researcher on Gilbert’s podcast project responsible for ensuring things run smoothly. However, Emmy is trying to find her voice.
David Wilmot will play Seamus Gallagher, a man who can turn on the charm when it fulfills his needs. However, he can just as quickly snap into outbursts of violence when he realizes he is being threatened.
We have Chris Walley playing the role of Sean O’Shea, described as a local from the village of Bodkin and a typical Irish country lad. He also is wrapped up in some pretty tricky business.