Gerard Barrett, the writer / director of Pilgrim Hill and Glassland, has revealed the poster for his new three part TV series, Small Town, which will be aired on TV3 beginning on September 1st.
— Gerard Barrett (@gerardbarrett) August 17, 2016
It's been a busy week for the Listowel native, with his latest film Brain on Fire being added to the programme for the prestigious Toronto film festival. The film stars Chloe Grace Moretz, and could mark a big international break for the director.
Small Town stars Pat Shortt, best known for his comedy performances, but who's had impressive dramatic turns in films including Lenny Abrahamson's Garage. It tells the story of Conor (Charlie Kelly), who returns home to his family farm when his mother's illness gets worse, but struggles to re-adapt to his home town, and the changes that have taken place while he's been away. Pat Shortt plays family patriarch, Tom.
We have high hopes for this show; it will be great having gripping Irish TV drama to look forward to as the nights get longer.