There were plenty of celebrations in TV3 over the weekend after the station sold the rights to hit soap Red Rock to the BBC for a cool €500,000.
The deal was made with the British broadcaster after the Irish show was aired in America in Amazon Prime.
It is uncertain which UK station Red Rock will feature on as of yet, but insiders have hinted that it might be a prominent slot such as BBC Worldwide, which would mean international success.
According to the source: “It’s not often a show made for TV in Ireland gets green lit in the rest of the world so it’s a testament to the quality of the drama that other countries feel it will travel.
“It’s another boost for Irish drama, particularly in light of the Amazon Prime deal lately.”
The tv insider told the Irish Mirror that the soap, based around a Garda station in a fictional Dublin town, is planning to increase the number of its episodes after its latest success.
At the moment, Red Rock broadcasts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, but the source says “it is hoped more episodes per week could be made, but it’s all down to finances.”
The soap first aired on TV3 in January 2015. The show received eight nominations and won three awards at it’s very first IFTA awards last year, including Best Soap.