RTÉ has received complaints over its new crime drama, Kin.
According to the Irish Mirror, there has been negative feedback from nine people about the show’s violence since the first episode aired last Sunday.
The eight-part series follows the lives of a fictional Dublin family embroiled in a gangland war.
The show’s synopsis reads: “When a member of the Kinsella clan is killed the family embark on a gangland war with an International cartel, a war that is impossible to win. It’s David and Goliath.”
“Out-numbered, out-financed and out-gunned. The Kinsellas find themselves holed up in their Dublin stronghold while their businesses fail, and family members and associates are picked off.”
“But they have something the cartel does not, the unbreakable bonds of blood and family…”
The series – which stars Clare Dunne, Aidan Gillen, Ciarán Hinds, Sam Keeley, Emmett Scanlan, Maria Doyle Kennedy, and newcomer Yasmin Seky – kicked off with a bang last week, as the first episode ended with teenager Jamie Kinsella being shot dead.
Jamie was caught in the crossfire, as rival gang the Cunningham’s retaliated after Eric Kinsella targeted them in a drive-by shooting.
The second episode of Kin airs this Sunday at 9.30pm on RTÉ One or the RTÉ Player.