A new comedy drama shot on location in Co Donegal is set to hit television screens next week.
Obituary is described as a ‘dark comedy crime drama’ which is being tipped to be a huge success for RTE.
The series revolves around a reporter who is told by her editor that she will only be paid per article.
So the obituarist for a small-town newspaper begins murdering people to avoid going broke.
However, Elvira’s plans are upended when she falls for the paper’s dogged new crime correspondent….
The show stars a line-up of renowned Irish actors – Siobhan Cullen (“The Dry”) who takes the lead as Elvira Clancy, Michael Smiley (“Bad Sisters”, “Bloodlands”) as Elvira’s protective and troubled father Ward Clancy; Ronan Raftery (“The Rook”, Mortal Engines, “The Terror”) as ambitious new crime correspondent Emerson Stafford. Directed by John Hayes (“Dublin Murders”, “Bancroft”).
Starring Siobhán Cullen from The Dry in the lead role, it is a six-part series produced by Galway-based production company Magamedia in association with French company About Premium Content for RTÉ and Hulu in the US, and filmed largely in Ballyshannon.
Speaking of the new series, Galway based producer Paddy Hayes said Donegal porvided the perfect location for the new series.
He added “We scouted up and down the West coast of Ireland looking for a suitable location and we settled on the Bundoran/Ballyshannon region. We needed a seaside vibe, but also a place that was big enough for a serial killing obituarist to hide – so the combination of the two towns really worked for us.”
“I am really proud to be showcasing this corner of Donegal on RTE1, but also screening it worldwide on platforms such as Hulu in the USA.”
Obituary premieres on RTÉ One on Tuesday September 26th at 10.15pm. All episodes will be available on RTÉ Player from September 27th