Irish film The Young Offenders to be made into six part series

The BBC and RTE have commissioned the new show

Hilary Rose will play Mairead MacSweeney in the series

Feature length Irish film The Young Offenders is set to be made into a six part tv series.

The show has been commissioned by BBC Comedy in association with RTE television and is to begin production this summer in Cork.

Peter Foott, winner of Best Screenplay at the IFTAs, will be director, writer and executive producer of the adaptation.

The story follows the lives of two Cork teenagers, played by Alex Murphy and Chris Walley and will be produced by Martina Niland. Irish actress Hilary Rose will also take up her role as Mairead MacSweeney, mother of central character Conor MacSweeney.

The cast of The Young Offenders at the movie premiere Pic: VIP Ireland

Eddie Doyle, head of comedy in RTE, said “Peter Foott has created something really special with The Young Offenders and we’re absolutely delighted to be supporting the TV version. It’s fantastic to see young, home grown Irish talent take the next step to international success.”

The show sounds like it’s not to be missed!

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