1 June 2020 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
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
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME
The Young Offenders Christmas Special Confirmed for RTÉ
26 Nov 2018 : News Desk
RTÉ & BBC Three have confirmed that a one-off Christmas special for ‘The Young Offenders’ will air this December.

It was revealed that filming for ‘The Young Offenders Christmas Special’ wrapped in Cork back in October and will feature a guest appearance from Robert Sheehan (‘Love/Hate’, ‘Mortal Engines’).

Produced by Vico Films, the special is written, directed and executive produced by creator Peter Foott (‘Republic of Telly’) and produced by Martina Niland (‘Once’, ‘Sing Street’). 

The special will follow on from the hugely successful TV series, which features Alex Murphy and Chris Walley as loveable rogues Conor and Jock, and Hilary Rose as Conor’s mam Mairead. The show averaged an audience of 401,000 during its TX run on RTÉ, and proved hugely popular with younger viewers: 36% of 15-34 year olds tuned in every Thursday night on RTÉ2.

‘The Young Offenders’ originally came to prominence back in 2016 when it earned €1.3 million at the Irish box office along with eight IFTA nominations including an award for ‘Best Script – Film’ at the 2017 IFTA Film & Drama Awards. The debut TV series also earned critical acclaim winning two IFTA Television Awards and earning a further four nominations at the ceremony back in May.

‘The Young Offenders’ is commissioned for BBC Three and BBC Comedy in association with RTÉ.

An exact December TX date for the special has not yet been announced.




BREAKING NEWS
Neasa Hardiman selected for European Voices of Women in Film at Sydney International Film Festival's digital edition
IFTA Launches IFTA Screen Discussions with We Ourselves
Screen Ireland updates plan for return to live action film & television production
Applicants wanted for new Screen Mentoring Scheme introduced by Screen Skills Ireland

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Dead Still writer and creator John Morton talks with IFTN
Online Exclusive: Galway Film Fleadh moves 32nd edition online
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
Dervla Kirwan and Seána Kerslake revealed as leads for new thriller Smother; commissioned by RTÉ
10 Mar 2020 
Niamh Algar, Aisling Bea, and Saoirse-Monica Jackson among Irish nominees for RTS Programme Awards
04 Mar 2020 
Exclusive: Laurent Boissel revealed as special guest for annual FÍS TV Summit
14 Jan 2020 
Feature film submissions now open for the 2020 Galway Film Fleadh
06 Jan 2020 
EDITOR'S PICK
Creative Europe - Single Project Development Spotlight: Planet Korda Pictures
Virgin Media and Sky launch support funds to support smaller Irish businesses
Frank Marshall boards Mixed Bag Media's Irish stowaway adventure film Don’t Go Far
Beyond TNC lands UK TV premiere of Sideline's Boomtown Rats documentary
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