Mrs Brown's Boys D'Sequel scheduled to start filming in autumn
Brendan O'Carroll is looking to replicate the smash-hit success of 'Mrs Brown's Boys' with a sequel.
The movie, based in Dublin with a budget of €5m, went on to make €26.6m globally, becoming the biggest-selling Irish film of all time.
He said they have already pencilled in dates to start work on it, which is expected to take place next autumn.
"We're just there or thereabouts on a sequel. I'm looking forward to making it," he said.
The show ran for three hit series on BBC and RTE.
"The Christmas specials are very successful and not having a fourth series makes them even more special.
"It's that Morecambe and Wise thing... 'Oh, it's once a year but wow, it's great to wait for it'."
He and his wife, Jenny, took time out from their busy schedules to take part in the annual Crumlin Hospital Celebrity Ward Walk.
Now in its 11th year, they joined throngs of familiar faces as they visited with some of the young patients and sang carols for them, and he added: "It's the most uplifting experience. You come away from kids that are just so inspiring."