Channel 4 Comedy and Amazon Studios have commissioned a new six part comedy series, Frank of Ireland, penned by brothers Brian and Domhnall Gleeson and Michael Moloney.
32-year-old Frank Marron (Brian Gleeson) is single, unemployed and still lives at home with his mother Mary (Pom Boyd) in Dublin. A misanthropic and narcissistic fantasist, he claims to be a musician despite neither writing nor performing in over seven years.
It’s also been over seven years since Frank split with his ex-girlfriend Aine (Sarah Greene), and yet he’s struggling to come to terms with her new relationship with Peter-Brian (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor).
Thankfully, Frank has Doofus (Domhnall Gleeson) at his beck and call. Foolishly assuming they’re best friends, Doofus both facilitates Frank’s antics and attempts to fix the fallout.
Brian, Domhnall, and Michael Moloney said: “We’re so excited to work with MJ, Sharon, and Clelia on this, our first and (we’ve been told) last television series.”
Sharon Horgan, producer of Frank of Ireland alongside Clelia Mountford as co-founders of Merman, added: “Working with the Gleeson Brothers has been like living in a very funny, existential dreamscape.
“I laughed so much making the pilot that it became annoying. So Clelia and I are very glad and relieved they still chose to make this series with us.”
Filming for Frank of Ireland has begun in Dublin and Belfast.