When death is in the picture, mysteries are sure to develop.
Set in 1880s Ireland in the Victorian era heyday of post-mortem photography this morbidly comic period drama follows Dublin's most famed memorial photographer as he is drawn into a series of murders which appear to be linked to his work.
In 1880s Dublin, cameras are becoming cheaper and the country Is flourishing with photographic studios. However, the practice of memorial portraiture - photographing the recently deceased - Is on the wane. Renowned memorial photographer Brock Blennerhasset (Michael Smiley, Luther, Wire in the Blood) tries to revive his business after an accident, requiring the assistance of his estranged niece, Nancy Vickers (Eileen O'Higgins, Brooklyn, Mary Queen of Scots), and his overly enthusiastic new assistant, Conall Molloy (Kerr Logan, Game of Thrones, Victoria).
After a rocky start, their working relationship begins to develop but it appears someone more sinister is getting in on the death photography game. The investigations of Detective Frederick Regan (Aidan O'Hare, The Dublin Murders, Jackie) of Dublin Castle suggest a killer may be cashing in on a taste for a different type of memorial imagery, In this case, pictures of people In
their death throes. As the body count begins to escalate, Blennerhasset, Molloy and Nancy have to stop a murderer intent on ruining not just their business, but their lives.
With its fascinating setting, gallows humour, inventive storylines and stellar cast, Dead Still Is afresh take on the murder mystery genre and a macabre dramedy to die for!
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