- 1 Season
In the small Scottish harbor town of Stonemouth, Stewart Gilmour (played by Peter Mullan) returns for the funeral of his best friend, Callum. Stewart had left town five years ago after being banished by Callum's powerful family, the Murstons, for breaking a code of honor among the local criminal underworld. Despite his initial reluctance, Stewart stays in town to attend the funeral and begins to reconnect with old friends and enemies alike, including Callum's sister Ellie (played by Sharon Small) who he had once been in love with. As Stewart navigates the strained relationships and politics of Stonemouth, it becomes clear that there is more to Callum's death than meets the eye. With the Murstons, local law enforcement, and Stewart's own past threatening to bring him down, he must unravel the truth in order to finally leave the town behind for good. The six-part series, based on the novel by acclaimed Scottish author Iain Banks, is a gripping drama that explores themes of loyalty, revenge, and love in a small town setting. The stunning coastal landscape and artful cinematography bring Stonemouth to life, while the talented cast delivers powerful performances that keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Peter Mullan, known for his roles in Ozark and Top of the Lake, portrays Stewart as a complex and nuanced character struggling to reconcile his past with his present. Sharon Small, from The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, shines as the strong-willed Ellie, who proves to be a formidable ally and adversary for Stewart. Brian Gleeson, who has appeared in Logan Lucky and Snow White and the Huntsman, is also excellent as the conniving and nefarious gangster, Don Murston. While the show at its core is a mystery-thriller, it also expertly weaves in moments of humor, romance, and heartbreak that make the characters feel fully fleshed out and real. The town itself also feels like a character, with its history and lore adding depth to the story and enhancing the sense of place. Overall, Stonemouth is a well-crafted and compelling drama that will appeal to fans of crime shows and character-driven stories alike. Its strong performances, stunning visuals, and intricate plot make for a thoroughly engaging viewing experience that will leave you guessing until the very end.