Will Forte to star in Netflix dark comedy titled Bodkin

Bodkin is the working title for the dark-comedy thriller series from Netflix, Higher Ground and independent studio Wiip.

The production of the series is set to begin next week in Ireland.

The official logline states: “a motley crew of podcasters who set out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three strangers in an idyllic, coastal Irish town. But once they start pulling at threads, they discover a story much bigger 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.”

The cast of Bodkin includes Siobhan Cullen, Robyn Cara, David Wilmot,  and Chris Walley alongside Forte and is set to consist of seven episodes.

Higher Ground Head of Film and Television, Tonia Davis, has this to say about the project: “We are ecstatic to partner with wiip for this wickedly wry thriller which questions truth, narrative, and the very purpose of each.”

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Jez Scharf and Alex Metcalf will serve as showrunners while Nash Edgerton serves as the lead director of the series.

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