It looks like we have another hit on our hands.
RTÉ, last week, announced a brand new TV show would be hitting our screens entitled Obituary.
And viewers have fallen in love with the show after it aired on Tuesday night.
In fact, they have compared the show to hits like Dexter and Killing Eve.
Not bad company!
If you missed the first episode, here’s what you need to know…
The official synopsis for Obituary reads: “Obituary is a dark comedy drama in which the newspaper that 24-year-old Elvira Clancy works for falls into hard times and she is now being paid per obituary.
“When deaths trickle to a halt and work dries up, Elvira soon discovers that by murdering the unpleasant residents in her small town, she will not only earn more money, but discovers she has an untapped bloodlust. The only problem for her lies with the paper’s new hire, Emerson Stafford (Ronan Raftery), a suspicious crime correspondent who Elvira begins to develop feelings for…”
Starring a line-up of renowned Irish actors – Siobhán Cullen (The Dry) who takes the lead as Elvira Clancy, Michael Smiley (Bad Sisters, Bloodlands) as Elvira’s protective and troubled father Ward Clancy; Ronan Raftery (The Rook, Mortal Engines, The Terror) as ambitious new crime correspondent Emerson Stafford.
LOVED #Obituary last night on @rte . Such a unique concept, fantastic writing& performances & a quirky, macabre world created by all. I was gripped for the whole thing and can't wait for the rest. Congrats @Paddyhayze @oonaghkearney & everyone involved. It's 'deadly', heh heh💀☠️
— Fionnuala Gygax (@GygaxFionnuala) September 27, 2023
— Nick Rills (@nick_rills) September 27, 2023
— Regina Looby (@reglooby) September 26, 2023
Something original, darkly funny, and strange on RTE One.
It follows a journalist who makes a living by only writing obits – never came across one of those.
And who decides to speed up the death toll!
Not Fr Ted funny, but weird enough to want more.
— Don Lavery (@donlav) September 26, 2023
Have you been watching?
You can binge the whole series on the RTÉ Player now