Marian Keyes novel to be made into Netflix series

Marian Keyes Pic: Dean Chalkley

Now this, we can get behind!

Yes, Marian Keyes has teamed up with Netflix to produce a series adaptation of her novel and to say we’re excited is an understatement.

The series which will be based on the Irish author’s bestselling novel Grown Ups, is set to launch on the platform in 2026 and is executive produced by Australian screenwriter Samantha Strauss, with See Saw Films producing.

Described as an ensemble family drama, the story follows three couples – Nell and Liam, Cara and Ed along with Jessie and Rory.


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“Like most families, the Caseys are a complicated bunch,” reads the official billing.

“Ever-shifting politics. Old and new resentments. Arguments that blow over quickly and hurts that are nursed forever.

“They’re loyal. Noisy. And bound together by a whole lot of love.”

Commenting on the announcement, Marian admitted that she “screamed” when she found out the news.

Marian Keyes
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Adding: “It’s thrilling that See-Saw and Netflix are bringing Grown Ups to the screen – they’ve already brought me so much pleasure as a viewer.”

“Samantha Strauss really ‘gets’ the dynamics of the book and I’ve loved the treatment and scripts that I’ve seen. Honest to God, I’m overjoyed.”

While a cast has yet to be announced, for those who have read the novel, we’re sure you have some pretty good ideas as to who you would like to see portray the Casey family.

We can’t wait!

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