Chris O’Dowd will be bringing some joy to our screens very soon.
The Roscommon man has just announced a brand new TV show entitled Small Town, Big Story, that he has written and is set to direct.
While he won’t be starring in the show, there are plenty of well-known faces bringing the cast together.
Christina Hendricks will lead the cast. The Mad Men star has been spotted around Ireland in recent months and also shared an Instagram post of her time here earlier this month.
She will be joined by Peaky Blinders star Paddy Considine in the dramatic comedy.
So what can we expect from the show?
Well the synopsis reads: “The six-part series is about the fictional town of Drumbán, a rural village of rattled misfits on the border of Ireland and another world, and what happens when a Hollywood production rolls into town and throws the spotlight on a secret that’s been kept hidden since the eve of the Millennium.
“Christina Hendricks stars as Wendy Patterson, a local girl done good as a hot-shot television producer, who returns to her hometown from LA with a Hollywood production in tow. Paddy Considine stars as Drumbán’s local doctor and pillar of the community Seamus Proctor.”
The show also stars Eileen Walsh (Catastrophe) as Catherine Proctor, Seamus’ wife and local schoolteacher.
Leia Murphy (Fair City) and David Rawle (Moone Boy) star as siblings Joanne and Sonny Proctor. Patrick Martins (The Confessions of Frannie Langton) stars as Jules O’Brien, Evanne Kilgallon (Obituary) stars as Shelly McGoldrick, Andrew Bennett (The Quiet Girl) stars as Barry Battles, Ruth McCabe (Aisha) stars as Betty Battles, David Wilmot (Station Eleven, The Alienist) stars as Keith McCurdle.
We’ll be keeping an eye out for a release date on this one!