The new Audible original premiered Thursday
West Cork podcast CR: West Cork
Credit: West Cork

Ready for your West Cork sneak peek?

EW can exclusively reveal an excerpt from Audible’s new original true crime series, which premiered Thursday. (Listen to it here.) From creators Jennifer Forde and Sam Bungey, West Cork plunges listeners into a remote, idyllic Irish town in 1996, in the aftermath of the infamous murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a 39-year-old French film producer. Du Plantier was found dead at her vacation home near the village of Schull in West Cork just a few days before Christmas, laid out in front of her driveway in the most gruesome, mysterious fashion imaginable.

“We wanted to create a world and to really transport people to West Cork,” Forde told EW of what she hopes listeners take away from the series. “When they’re driving along on their commute or whatever people do when they’re listening to podcasting — even doing the laundry at home — that this would kind of pick you up from wherever you are and drop you in West Cork, and that we would fill it with the voices of the people there, and that through their accents and the whole melting pot and cast of characters there, it would feel like we had created this world where this story was playing out, and that you as a listener are caught up in it in a way that the local community were caught up in it.”

West Cork is now available via Audible’s website. Listen to the exclusive excerpt below.