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The three-part series sees The Hobbit star Luke Evans return to his native Wales as he stars as Detective Chief Superintendent Steve Wilkins - with the newly promoted and the ambitious police officer deciding to reopen two unsolved murder cases from the 1980s.
The true story garnered national attention in 2006 after witness reports and an artist's impression of the suspect led to the police service watching an episode of classic darts gameshow Bullseye, where the killer had previously starred as a contestant before eventually being apprehended.
And fans are already raving about the series, with many taking to Twitter to praise Luke's powerful performance as the brooding detective.
"Luke Evans is a really good actor," wrote one fan. "He is seriously underrated."
Luke Evans is a really good actor is is seriously underrated #pembrokeshiremurders
- Sam Farmer ⚒:flag_black: (@SamFarmer2) January 11, 2021
"Luke Evans is on top form - can't wait for more," added a second.
A third wrote: "Fabulous scenery and gripping story in Pembrokeshire Murders. Luke Evans is completely convincing."
That was great. Luke Evans on top form - can't wait for more. #pembrokeshiremurders
- Corey Terrett (@terrettcorey) January 11, 2021
Meanwhile, others focused on Luke's dashing good looks being back on the box (and we don't blame them).
"Luke Evans is a handsome chap, isn't he?" pointed out one viewer.
A second said: "Luke Evans just improved January by 100 per cent."
"How am I going to watch The Pembrokeshire Murders on ITV? Luke Evans is so distracting," a third joked, adding sweating emojis.
Luke Evans ironing in his pants is the pick me up 2021 needed :raised_hands:#pembrokeshiremurders
- Louise (@razzle_brazell) January 11, 2021
But even with its very handsome frontman, viewers on the whole were excited to see what was going to happen in part two.
"Finding The Pembrokeshire Murders gripping so far," one tweeted. "Well done ITV and well done Luke Evans, Suzanne Packer, Keith Allen and the rest of the cast."
One thing I do know from watching 5 minutes of Pembrokeshire Murders is that Luke Evans is just bloody exquisite. #pembrokeshiremurders @TheRealLukevans pic.twitter.com/E7jY5Oh27P
- Rachel Morgan :flag_black: (@RachelMorganMFL) January 11, 2021
"Just caught up with The Pembrokeshire Murders - gripping. A powerful cast with a powerful story," a second added.
"The first episode was so gripping!" a third said. "Can't beat a bit of Luke Evans."
If you're looking for other new things to watch this year, we at Tyla have compiled the best new shows of 2021 - check them out here.
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