New crime drama Hidden Assets bought by BBC Four

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BBC Four has acquired Hidden Assets, a new international crime drama shot in Ireland and Belgium starring Angeline Ball.

The series was acquired from from DCD Rights.

Hidden Assets

A routine raid led by Emer Berry, (Ball) a detective in the Irish Criminal Assets Bureau, reveals that a small-time drug dealer has been receiving substantial funding from a seemingly untraceable source – not in cash, but in rough diamonds.

When these diamonds are linked to a series of bombings in Belgium, Emer is forced to work with Police Commissioner Christian De Jong. 

Eventually banding together, they unravel a political conspiracy fuelling domestic unrest for financial gain; caught up in this web of greed are the Brannigans, a wealthy Irish dynasty with ties to Antwerp.

Drawn into a battle of wits with the family, Emer, Christian, and the CAB team must follow the money to stop another terrorist attack – before it’s too late.

Alongside Angeline Ball, Wouter Hendrickx stars as Christian De Jong with Simone Kirby as Bibi Melnick.

Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, BBC said: “Hidden Assets is a satisfying blend of crime drama, political conspiracy and thriller. BBC viewers will be glued to their seats until the very end!”

Hidden Assets is comprised of six episodes at 52 minutes each, and was produced by Saffron Moon, Facet4Media and Potemkino. 

The Lead Director is Thaddeus O’Sullivan with Kadir Balci leading the shoot in Belgium and it is written by IFTA-nominated screenwriter Peter McKenna and Morna Regan, who was selected for the first BBC Drama Room in 2016.