'Fair City's Carrigstown looks dated compared to Red Rock' says producer
Published 14/03/2016 | 07:54
Red Rock producer Gareth Philips has said he reckons the key to the hit soap's success is that it doesn't feel as "dated" as shows like RTE's Fair City.
Philips, who celebrated the 100th episode of the TV3 soap last week, said he has worked hard to ensure that Red Rock felt realistic for Irish viewers.
"Our ambition from the start was to create a soap that felt contemporary and relevant and reflected Irish society," he said.
"Fair City is a very different show.
"It was created in 1989 and while it's a hugely popular show and part of the establishment, we wanted Red Rock to be much more modern and feel like it was set in a particular part of Dublin.
"Carrigstown could be anywhere - it doesn't feel really connected to Dublin and even though Red Rock is set in a small coastal town, it still feels like it's connected to a big city like Dublin.
"All those shows that were created years ago feel very dated now.
"We were trying to create a show that feels modern but is also edgier," Philips said.