WATCH: RTÉ share first look at hilariously dark new comedy, Obituary

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Is there anything that Ireland loves more than death notices?

We have a whole website dedicated to obituaries.

So it makes sense that we now have a TV show focused on a woman who makes a living from writing death notices for her local paper.

But things take a turn when she has to take matters into her own hands.

Pic: RTÉ

When her editor tells Elvira Clancy, the obituarist that she will be paid per article, she begins to murder people to avoid going broke.

And while her plan seems foolproof, things take a turn when the newspaper’s crimes correspondent sticks his nose into the murders.

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.

Obituary premieres on RTÉ One on Tuesday, September 26th at 10.15pm. All episodes will be available on RTÉ Player from September 27th.

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