Thursday 19 October 2017

Do you have a Cork accent or can you do one? The Young Offenders series needs you

The big squeeze: Alex Murphy and Chris Walley as the ultimate chancers, Conor and Jock, in Irish hit movie 'The Young Offenders'
The big squeeze: Alex Murphy and Chris Walley as the ultimate chancers, Conor and Jock, in Irish hit movie 'The Young Offenders'
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The production team behind the upcoming The Young Offenders TV series have issued a casting call for people from Cork or people who can do a Cork accent.

Vico Films issued the call for people to appear in the new six part TV adaptation of the feature film which was a box office hit last year.

The series will air on BBC Three and BBC Comedy and will see Alex Murphy and Chris Walley reprise their roles from the film to play Cork inner-city teenagers Conor and Jock.

Hilary Rose will also feature as Conor's mother.

BBC Controller of Comedy Shane Allen praised The Young Offenders creator Peter Foott for the "original world" he has created.

"Peter has created a very sure-footed and wholly original world that combines a winning blend of hilarity, charm and emotional impactful moments. It will, stand nicely alongside BBC Three stablemates Fleabag, Uncle, This Country and People Just Do Nothing as a sharp and naturalistic portrait of endearing characters with a unique comic voice," he said.

The Young Offenders goes into production in Cork this summer and you can apply to appear HERE

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