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Bodkin Trailer Reveals the Dark Comedic Thriller

Netflix has revealed the official trailer and first-look photos for the dark comedy series Bodkin, which will debut on the streaming service on May 9. Filmed in Ireland, the show consists of seven one-hour episodes.

Bodkin is a dark comedic thriller about a motley crew of podcasters (Will Forte, Siobhán Cullen, Robyn Cara) who set out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three strangers in a quaint, coastal Irish town

Bodkin Trailer Reveals the Dark Comedic Thriller

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.


In addition to Will Forte, Siobhán Cullen, and Robyn Cara, Bodkin also stars Chris Walley and David Wilmot. Jez Scharf created the series, which he co-showruns and executive produces with Alex Metcalf.

The executive producers also include David Flynn, Paul Lee, Nne Ebong, Tonia Davis, Barack and Michelle Obama, Tonia Davis, and Nash Edgerton. Bodkin is a Higher Ground production.

David Wilmot as Seamus, Chris Walley as Sean.

“We are ecstatic to partner with wiip for this wickedly wry thriller which questions truth, narrative, and the very purpose of each,” said Higher Ground Head of Film and Television, Tonia Davis. “This entire creative team – Jez, Alex, Nash, and the phenomenal cast led by Will Forte and Siobhan Cullen – will bring to life something very special, and we can’t wait to share it with audiences around the world.”

Will Forte plays Gilbert. Charming, open, and enthusiastic, Gilbert Power is 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.

Siobhán Cullen as Dove

Gilbert loves his work and uses his undeniable charm and natural warmth to unearth the truth of a story by gaining people’s trust — and then weaving their memories, recollections, and theories into an engaging narrative. While his effect is innocent and charming, it’s clear that there’s much more going on underneath the surface — something he hopes to avoid by coming to Ireland in pursuit of material for his next podcast.

Siobhan Cullen plays Dove. Originally from Dublin, Dove is a truth-seeking missile. A hard-nosed investigative journalist with a fine-tuned bullshit detector and a healthy disdain for authority and hypocrisy. People find Dove rude and “difficult.” But she believes she just tells the truth, which makes her completely blind to her own bullshit and hypocrisy.

Siobhán Cullen as Dove, Will Forte as Gilbert Power, Robyn Cara as Emmy Sizergh

She’s also funny, brave, brilliant, and extremely charming and persuasive. Unfortunately, she’s in the middle of the biggest professional crisis of her career—and when you live your life as a lone wolf, your career tends to be all you have.

Robyn Cara plays Emmy. Bright, funny, and eager to please, Emmy is a researcher who has been helping Gilbert organize this podcast to a ‘T’. However, underneath her competent exterior, Emmy is clearly gnawed at by insecurities, which she tries to hide with enthusiasm and comedy. Pulled between the sharp Dove and laconic Gilbert, Emmy is struggling to find her own voice.

Ger Kelly as Teddy

Chris Walley plays Sean O’Shea. A local from the village of Bodkin, Sean is a typical Irish country lad—feckless, up for a laugh, and not preoccupied with the obligations or responsibilities that usually accompany adulthood. He is also wrapped up in some pretty shady business, and we learn he is completely out of his depth.

David Wilmot plays Seamus Gallagher. Seamus carries the weight and presence of a man who was physically powerful in his younger years. Mercurial and mysterious, Seamus can turn on the charm when it serves his needs, however he can just as quickly snap into outbursts of violence when he feels he is being threatened.