IFTA nominated Irish language drama, ‘Seacht’, will return to Irish TV screens for its fourth and final series on Monday, January 3rd at 9.30pm on TG4 and 10pm on BBC Two NI. The final instalment of the series will tackle hard-hitting topics such as HIV, suicide and murder. The Stirling team are currently in development with newspaper thriller ‘Scúp’ out in 2012.
Produced by Stirling Film and Television and filmed on location in Queen’s University Belfast, the fourth series commences as one of the show’s lead characters best friends dies at the hands of villain lecturer, Steve Cassidy. Mounting an uphill struggle for justice, the group’s resilience is tested to new limits whilst Paddy falls for an old flame and ever-shallow Joanne chases a new career as a weather girl.
Funded by the Irish Language Broadcast Fund, ‘Seacht’ is directed by John Carlin (Marú) and Paul Riordan (Hollyoaks). It is produced by Colin O’Donnell (writer, Salvage) and Brian Martin (Assistant Chief Lighting Technician, Sleepy Hollow) is Director of Photography.
Producer, Colin O’Donnell, is saddened that this is the end for ‘Seacht’ but delighted with the quality of its last run of episodes, telling IFTN: “I feel this year we’ve really raised the bar, not just in terms of our story-telling, but right across the board. The cast has grown up, the performances have been superb and I’m extremely proud that we’re ending four great years on such a high.”
Stirling’s drama department is presently developing an Irish language newspaper thriller, ‘Scúp’ that will hit the screens in 2012. Set in a newspaper office the series has received development funding from the ILBF and further production details will be listed on IFTN in the new year.
The final series of ‘Seacht’ starts on Monday, January 3rd at 9.30pm on TG4 and 10pm on BBC Two NI.