Emer Berry and Christian De Jong in Season 1 Episode 1 of Hidden Assets – Picture: Guillaume Van Laethem/Saffron Pictures/RTÉ/AcornTV
BBC has bought Hidden Assets as of January 6, 2022.
Hidden Assets, recorded in Limerick and Belgium, has been acquired by BBC for BBC Four.
Last summer, the show was taped at The Strand Hotel, People’s Park, and a North Circular Road property. Jared McNamara, a nine-year-old Limerick schoolboy, played Ronan Brannigan in two episodes.
The six-part series, which explored the linkages between Belgium and Ireland through narcotics and terrorism, premiered on RTÉ in November and drew nearly 500,000 viewers by December.
A second season has not yet been confirmed.
JUNE 6, 2021: Hidden Assets, a new TV drama series, will film in Limerick City.
This month, the streets of Limerick City will become a movie set for a new TV drama.
Hidden Assets is a new six-part Irish drama from RTÉ and AMC Networks’ Acorn TV.
This month, the six-part Irish/Belgian co-production will be filmed in Limerick city centre.
The series, written by Peter McKenna and Morna Regan, starring Angeline Ball, Wouter Hendrickx, Simone Kirby, and Peter Coonan.
The show is produced by Saffron Moon and stars Cathy Belton, Michael Ironside, Charlie Carrick, and Sophie Jo Wasson.
Hidden Assets is a narrative about a wealthy Irish family, a stockpile of unpolished diamonds, and a series of terrible bombs in Belgium.
There’s a lot of back and forth between Ireland’s Mid-West and Antwerp, the world’
A heart-pounding race between Belgian Chief Inspector Christian De Jong (Wouter Hendrickx) and CAB Detective Emer Berry (Angeline Ball) prevents a new terrible terror assault in Antwerp.
Both Emmy-nominated Thaddeus O’Sullivan (Ordinary Decent Criminal, Nothing Personal, Stella Days) and acclaimed Belgian filmmaker Kadir Balci direct the tumultuous (Cold Courage).
After eight weeks of filming in Belgium, the production has moved to the Midwest.
Several places in the city centre and a residence on North Circular Road will be filmed this month.
We are thrilled that Saffron Moon chose the Midwest to film their new series Hidden Assets. It’s great to see the film and TV industry flourish here, bringing jobs on set and economic benefit to local businesses.”
“Since Troy Studios opened, the region’s municipal governments have worked to promote the Midwest as a location and studio production destination. As a result, we are working to make the region the most film-friendly in Ireland.
We are delighted to bring the Hidden Assets production to Limerick and Clare, supported by the local authorities and Film in Limerick. We have a fantastic staff and cast and can’t wait to present this series later this year. With most shows recorded in Dublin, having this filmed and set in Clare and Limerick City is intriguing. The production is progressing well, and we are quite pleased with the reception we have gotten throughout the region.”
“Thanks to Saffron Moon’s Trojan efforts while shooting HIDDEN ASSETS in Antwerp during a pandemic, and due to additional funding from RTÉ and Screen Ireland, we now have our fantastic cast and crew shooting the remainder of the series in Clare and Limerick,” said RTÉ Head of Drama Shane Murphy. We’re delighted to highlight Limerick, which is unfairly underrepresented in written shows.”
On RTÉ One and Player this autumn. co-produced by Potemkino and Facet 4 (Canada).