First look at Kat and Alfie in Redwater

Kat and Alfie Moon have turned up in Ireland in the first official snap of the EastEnders spin-off Redwater.

Viewers will see the pair, played by Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie, head to the tiny, fictional village in Ireland to search for Kat's long-lost son.

The cast have now finished filming the six-part BBC One drama, to be broadcast next year.

Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace
Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace (Ian West/PA)

In the show, "Kat's quest for the truth uncovers secrets that the village of Redwater would rather were left buried at sea".

Danish director Jesper Nielsen, whose credits include Borgen, is directing the drama, created by former EastEnders boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins.

"Now is the perfect time to take two of EastEnders' most beloved and enduring characters out of their comfort zone as they head to Ireland to search for answers to some very big questions," he previously said.

Kat and Alfie Moon, played by Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie
Kat and Alfie Moon, played by Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie (Ray Burmiston/BBC)

"My team here are very excited about creating a whole new drama that stands apart from EastEnders while taking our style of storytelling to a place of stories, myth, secrets and immeasurable beauty."

Redwater also stars Fionnula Flanagan, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Ian McElhinney, Angeline Ball, Peter Campion and Stanley Townsend.

Kat and Alfie were last seen in EastEnders in January.

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