Netflix to show first Welsh language drama

Written by on 19th January 2023

Netflix is set to offer its first Welsh language drama.

The streaming giant said it hoped it could play a role in helping to “promote and preserve the Welsh language”.

It has bought the licence for S4C’s Dal y Mellt, a gritty crime thriller which will air from April 2023, and will feature English subtitles.

Set in Cardiff, Soho, Porthmadog and Holyhead, it follows a group of misfits as they come together to pull off a heist.

S4C chief executive Sian Doyle called the sale “great news” and said it will lead the platform’s ambition to showcase Welsh talent worldwide.

Dal y Mellt – which translates as Catch The Lightning – was released as a box set in October last year on S4C and BBC iPlayer, and is an adaptation of Iwan ‘Iwcs’ Roberts’ debut novel.


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