Ballyshannon town centre will be turned into a TV set this Friday for filming of a new Irish dark comedy series, Obituary.
A temporary road closure will be in place on 10th February to facilitate filming of ‘big scenes’ for the drama which stars Siobhán Cullen.
A section of the R267 in Ballyshannon Town along Market Street, Castle Street and Main Street and part of the R936-1 Allingham Road will be closed from 9.15am until 3pm. Diversions will be in place and Southbound and Northbound traffic are advised to travel via the N15.
Magamedia and APC Studios UK are co-producing Obituary exclusively in the US for streaming service Hulu, with RTÉ pre-buying the series.
The series is being filmed in the Bundoran and Ballyshannon area with the support of Donegal Film Office.
Actress Siobhán Cullen (The Dry and The Long Call) plays a character called Elvira Clancy, an obituarist working at a small-town newspaper, who suddenly finds herself being paid by the obituary due to cuts. When she “accidentally” kills a nasty piece of work, she discovers she might have an untapped bloodlust, and sets her sights on other unpleasant residents of the town. Her killing spree hits a potential snag when the paper hires an attractive crime correspondent.
The six-part series is written by Irish scriptwriter Ray Lawlor, directed by John Hayes and produced by Nell Green. It is expected to be on our screens later this year.
Featured Image: Ballyshannon, Courtesy Michelle McCauley