She may never fully shirk her iconic role as Joan in 'Mad Men', but American actress Christina Hendricks has had a multitude of varied roles since that series ended in 2015.

One of her forthcoming roles will be in a new series created by Irish actor Chris O'Dowd called 'Small Town, Big Story' - which is based in a rural Irish setting and what happens when a big Hollywood production rolls into town. As well as being named as an executive producer, she will play the role of TV producer Wendy Patterson.

Paddy Considine will also star in the series, playing the role of a local doctor.

The six-part Sky series is set in the fictional town of Drumban and it's not the first Irish-set comedy that O'Dowd has developed for Sky, of course - he enjoyed success with 'Moone Boy', a comedy based in his hometown of Boyle, Co. Roscommon.

Hendricks, meanwhile, has been spotted in Dublin in recent days, enjoying a night out with Irish actress Simone Kirby at the theatre and a restaurant.

'His Dark Materials' and 'Hidden Assets' star Kirby posted a picture of the pair (as well as her own husband, actor Fergal McElherron and Hendricks' fiance George Bianchini) at the Trocadero restaurant in Dublin city centre.

Kirby and Hendricks both star in new Apple TV+'s upcoming series 'The Buccaneers'.

Hendricks has also been soaking up some sunshine in Dublin with her fiance and dog in a coastal town.

'Small Town, Big Story', meanwhile, is due to air on Sky next year. Production can proceed as the actors involved are members of Equity, not SAG-Aftra.