10 February 2016 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
Broadcast
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
NEWS IN BRIEF
Features & Interviews
IFTN Media Channel
Pictiur Paradiso
Production News
Animation News
Digital News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
Awards News
Making The cut
List Your Company
Free Newsletter
Site Map
IFTN HOME
Eoin Macken Lands US TV Pilot With ‘Taken’ Director Pierre Morel
30 Oct 2012 : By Eva Hall
Eoin Macken
Irish actor Eoin Macken has landed his first US starring role in new NBC pilot ‘After Hours’, which is being helmed by ‘Taken’ director Pierre Morel.

The Dublin-born actor will fly to LA next week to film the hour-long pilot with Morel, who handpicked Macken for the lead role of former army member TC Callahan, after Macken sent over a series of test shots.

The role of Callahan will see Macken take on an American accent, in which his character returns from the army for a position at a San Antonio medical centre, where he locks horns with his superiors over his unconventional brands of medicine.

Speaking to IFTN, Macken said he was “really looking forward to it”, and admitted he signed up to the NBC show due to the “bloody good script” from ‘90210’ writers Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah.

The ‘Merlin’ actor got the call last Friday, just two weeks after he was sent the script. Fresh from his stint as Gwaine in BBC series ‘Merlin’, Macken was shooting the final leg of his upcoming feature ‘Cold’ when the ‘After Hours’ process began.

The successful cinematographer and up-and-coming director will spend one month in LA and New Mexico shooting the NBC pilot, as post-production gets underway on ‘Cold’, his latest feature film which stars his ‘Merlin’ co-star Tom Hopper and ‘What Richard Did’ actor Jack Reynor.

‘After Hours’ will be directed by Morel (Taken, From Paris with Love), with writers Sachs and Judah also executive producing. Sony Pictures TV is producing.

It will be decided whether ‘After Hours’ gets picked up for series or not in pilot season in January.


BREAKING NEWS
Element Pictures to re-team with ‘The Lobster’ director Yorgos Lanthimos
John Carney’s ‘Sing Street’ added to 2016 SXSW slate along with four Irish shorts
Oscar nominated Irish film 'Room' takes over €1million at the Irish Box-Office
The Irish at the European Film Market 2016

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Making The Cut: Piers McGrail – DoP of ‘Glassland’ and upcoming ‘Tomato Red’
Magamedia’s Paddy Hayes on surreal comedy series ‘Eipic’ – “Boldly going where no broadcaster went before”
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
‘The Callback Queen’ to be released to Irish cinemas and online
04 Sep 2015 
Cannes deals for Graham Cantwell’s ‘Callback Queen’
18 Jun 2015 
Casting Round-Up
03 Jun 2015 
Thank you for the Day
30 Jan 2015 
EDITOR'S PICK
Element Pictures to re-team with ‘The Lobster’ director Yorgos Lanthimos
John Carney’s ‘Sing Street’ added to 2016 SXSW slate along with four Irish shorts
The Irish at the European Film Market 2016
Casting Round-Up
MORE ON IFTN
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter