Derry Girls’ Saoirse Monica Jackson lands role in “epic” new series

Saoirse-Monica Jackson

The cast of Derry Girls has been going on to do absolutely great things since the show wrapped.

Of course, Nicola Coughlan is currently leading one of the biggest shows in the world – Bridgerton. Louisa Harland is leading her own period drama on Disney+, Renegade Nell.

And Saoirse Monica Jackson has landed incredible role after incredible role.

Now she has just been cast in an “epic” new crime series.

Pic: S_E Creative Studio

The series has the working title of This City is Ours.

The BBC’s synopsis for the show reads: “Set and filmed in Liverpool, This City is Ours is the story of Michael, a man who for all of his adult life has been involved in organised crime, working for his friend and the gang leader Ronnie.

“When Ronnie begins to hint at retirement, Michael too begins to imagine another life. Because, for the first time in his life, Michael is in love. For the first time in his life, he sees beyond the day-to-day, he sees a future: something to win and something to lose – Diana.

“This City is Ours is the story of Michael and Diana’s love affair, set against the disintegration of Michael’s crime gang. For years, together with Ronnie, Michael has successfully been bringing cocaine into the City and beyond, directly from Columbia; but when a shipment goes missing, he knows their Kingdom is under attack.”

Pic: Instagram/Saoirse Monica Jackson

They go onto say: “This City is Ours explores what happens when Ronnie’s son Jamie decides he wants to inherit their kingdom and that there is no longer a place for Michael at the table. Both Michael and Jamie have bold ideas to modernise the gang and they will battle for control of it. But Michael’s biggest battle will be to save the woman he loves and the child he has always wanted.”

Saoirse is set to play a character called Cheryl Crawford. She will be joined by Sean Bean who will play Ronnie, James Nelson-Joyce who will play Michael and Hannah Onslow who will play Diana.

The show is currently filming, so we don’t have a release date yet. Watch this space!

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