Sharon Horgan’s adaptation of the Flemish series Clan follows a group of close-knit Irish sisters with a dark secret
The series, which also stars Anne Marie Duff and Claes Bang, follows a group of close-knit sisters who may or may not try to kill their brother-in-law.
Here’s everything you need to know about Bad Sisters.
What is Bad Sisters about?
Bad Sisters begins with the death of John Paul Williams. He had a huge life insurance policy and the insurance company is reluctant to pay it out – so start investigating his sisters-in-law, the Garveys, who each had a reason to kill him. The series unfolds along two timelines, tracing the aftermath of John Paul’s death and the weeks leading up to it.
The official synopsis describes the series as a “delicious blend of dark comedy and thriller” that “follows the lives of the Garvey sisters, bound by the untimely deaths of their parents and a promise to always protect one another.”
Who stars in Bad Sisters?
Sharon Horgan plays Eva, Garvey’s eldest sister. Horgan is known as both a writer and an actor, having appeared in and starred in comedies such as Catastrophe and Pulling. You might also recognize her from This Way Up, in which she stars alongside Aisling Bea.
Anne Marie Duff plays Grace, the Garvey sister who is married to John Paul. She is best known for her breakthrough role as Fiona Gallagher on Shameless, but has starred in Sex Education, His Dark Materials and The Salisbury Poisonings in recent years.
Claes Bang plays John Paul Williams, the husband. In the UK, Bang is probably best known for the Moffat/Gatiss Dracula adaptation, or more recently for his role in Stephen Merchant’s The Outlaws.
They are joined as the remaining Garvey sisters by Eva Birthistle (Brooklyn, The Last Kingdom), Sarah Greene (Frank of Ireland, Dublin Murders) and Eve Hewson (Behind Her Eyes, The Luminaries).
Daryl McCormack (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande) and Brian Gleeson (The Lazarus Project) play the insurance adjusters who investigate the Garvey sisters.
Who writes and directs Bad Sisters?
The series was created and written a number of episodes by Sharon Horgan, who previously wrote Pulling and Catastrophe.
Is there a trailer for Bad Sisters?
yes there is You can watch it right here.
When and how can I watch Bad Sisters?
The first two episodes of Bad Sisters premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, August 19.
The following eight episodes will be released weekly thereafter.
How many episodes does Bad Sisters have?
The first series of Bad Sisters has ten episodes, each about 50 minutes long.
Where was Bad Sisters filmed?
Bad Sisters was filmed in and around Dublin. Specifically, the series was filmed in Sandycove, Forty Foot, Howth and Malahide. A number of scenes were also filmed in Belfast.
Is Bad Sisters based on anything?
Yes it is. Bad Sisters is an adaptation of the 2011 Flemish series Clan, called The Out-Laws in the UK. Clan creator Malin-Sarah Gozin is executive producer on Bad Sisters.
Why should I watch Bad Sisters?
If you’re a fan of Sharon Horgan as a writer or actress, check this one out – it has all her trademark wit in a black comedy-drama format new to her.